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Trainer Tuesday- Why is warming up before a workout so important?

Feb 11, 2014

Warming up prior to working out is important because it reduces your risk of injury, primes your muscles and joints for hard work, and for some people can help them focus mentally on the workout ahead. When muscles are cold they are not very pliable and are more likely to be strained during an intense workout. It is also important to take your joints through full range of motion activities to ensure smooth movements during your workout.-Keith

It is important to warm up before a workout to increase body temperature. Doing so reduces the potential for muscle and connective tissue injuries. Warming up also increases blood flow to the exercising muscles which makes the delivery of nutrients easier that are required for energy production. A proper warm up safely prepares the body for the increased demands of stress during a workout.-Sara


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