Most of us have a great workout routine. But what many of us don’t think about is the importance of what should happen before and after we exercise.
Warm-ups and post workouts take just a few minutes, and they make all the difference for a great session. Treat your body properly and make the most of your workout.
A short warm-up stokes your blood flow and prepares your body and mind to work out. Your muscles respond better to exercises if they've been “awakened”. You will perform each exercise safer and better, making it more efficient.
An easy cardio activity that warms up multiple muscles is best. Prior to beginning your resistance training, I recommend going for a 5 minute fast paced walk. If you don’t feel like it, you can also choose a few indoor moves such as jogging in place, jumping jacks, high knees…