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Should You Be Warming Up?

Importance if a warm-up:

  1. Increases circulation, which moves oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your muscles.

  2. Increases tissue temperature so that muscles can rapidly lengthen and return to their starting shape.

  3. Turns on the sensory receptors of the central nervous system responsible for identifying position changes in the body, which is essential for determining the appropriate motor response

  4. Increases the levels of hormones and neurotransmitters responsible for providing energy during a workout.

  5. Practiced movement patterns in slower, controlled tempos before adding resistance or moving at a fast speed.

  6. Helps prevent injury

These can include light weight or body weight versions of the exercise you are about to preform, it does not have to be anything fancy!

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