The Ultimate Warm-Up Guide
What is a warm up and why do we do it?
The definition of a warm up is to safely transition from a calm and rested state into an active and alert state. To prevent stress in our cardiovascular muscle (heart) we should progressively increase our heart rate and blood flow.
If you’re not warming up, these two things may be happening:
If you want to stretch before a workout you should do dynamic stretches! I've included a few in the routine below.
Here's the image with all the movements for this warm-up routine:
If you have any comments regarding this routine leave a comment below or join the discussion in Running and Race Training group.
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1/13/2019 03:00:30 am
Puma (Pecandu Marathon)
1/15/2019 04:55:51 am
Thank you Paulo for sharing this help me so much.. Can you share about cooling down anyway :)
1/18/2019 09:51:15 am
Thanks for reaching out. If you're wanting to gradually cool down after running just slowly decrease your speed near the end of your run... for example, during the last 5/10 mins you can slow down your pace per minute by 30sec for each minute that goes by.
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