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:
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