The Importance of Warming Up

What is the easiest way to increase performance while decreasing likely hood of injuries?  It’s simple, warm up. The importance of warming up is becoming more and more a talked about topic. What is the first thing a dog does when it wakes up from sleeping? It stretches! When is the last time you heard of a dog pulling a hamstring haha? A basic comparison of your muscles can be to uncooked spaghetti. Hard and brittle, but after you become heated and hydrated they become flexible.

When you do a light set of reps or dynamic movements to “Warm Up” you are doing just that, increasing heat in the muscles through friction and promoting blood flood to that area.  Performance can increase as much as 15% and potential for injury also decreases just by a light warm up. Sounds worth it to me!

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