Warm up before you begin your workout routine is a must. It helps Improve your strength, muscular and cardiovascular endurance, speed, flexibility, and even aid in injury prevention. The primary purpose of a proper dynamic warm-up is to ready your muscles, joints, and central nervous system for the demands of your upcoming workout, A well-rounded warm-up routine will tune you in to your body, address any underlying muscular imbalances, and enhance overall movement quality by preparing the muscles and joints to workout.
Your warm-up should mimic the movements you’re about to do.
A well thought of pre- workout routine increases performance output, delays fatigue, reduces chances of injury. It accentuates nerve stimulation , increases blood flow. It increases elasticity . Also helps in a psychological warmup, meaning a focused workout.
Warm up has two distinct phases
Graduated aerobic warm up like walking or slow tempo rhythmic movements. Second is flexibility exercises like calf , quadriceps & Achilles stretch before running.
Classical warm exercises include low level aerobic activity for a group aerobics class. For circuit weight training- low level aerobic activity with high repetition , low resistance exercises. For sprints , jogging and graduated pace in running intervals. If you are about to go cycling- begin on flat terrains and low gears .
Start with these valuable five minutes before you begin your exercise routine.