- October 05, 2020
The importance of warming up
Before working out is important to prepare your body for the increased workload. Warming up has many benefits check some of the out below;
Get your heart ready for the extra workload
Warming up is a way of preparing your body for exercise. Low-intensity warm ups gradually increase heart rate and circulation so you are better prepared to handle higher intensity exercise.
Improve your flexibility
As your body temperature increases you’ll increase the synovial fluid in the joints and improve blood flow to your muscles. That means less stress on joints and tendons. Warm, well-lubricated joints are prepared for movement whether this is gentle or explosive a properly warmed muscle is more effective than a cold one. Warming up reduces your chance of injury.
That added boost
Warming up isn’t just about muscles, warming up gives you time to let go of whatever you were doing with your day and focus on your exercise plan ahead, whether that is a Pilates class or a bike ride. It gives you time to mentally prepare and feel in the zone for your exercise session. Know that investing warm up time will help you perform with more flexibility, speed, and strength.
Doing so will reduce the likelihood of injury, improve performance and make exercise more fun. Giving your body time to adjust to an increased workload will make you a better athlete. Check out this dynamic warm up I created, try adding this to the start of your Pilates workouts, runs or rides.