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Want Better Results? Warm Up Well before your Workout!

This research-based article explores all you can do to warm up before exercise and cool down after workout. It digs deep into its physiological and psychological benefits.

Most of the people don’t not realize the consequences of not performing warm up before exercise but warm up is the fundamental and basic part of the exercise, many people skip this important part and just start doing workout.

A warm up raises the intensity and prepare the player physiologically and psychologically to compete in the game. A warm up raises the body temperature and makes the bone and muscles more extensible. The effect of the warm up can be seen on the performance of an individual. A warm up is not only beneficial for a player but also for an ordinary person before any kind of physical exercise or workout.

When we stop lifting weights and performing exercises, our blood gathers in a muscle and blocks the oxygen. It may lead you to a heart attack. So, we can say that cooling down is as important as warming up.

Cooling down after your workout helps you in recovering from the pre-exercise heart rate and blood pressure. Cooling down is the most important element for endurance athletes because it helps in regulating the blood. 

In many studies, the researchers get to know that many people think that investing time in warm up is not worth it and others find it boring and time consuming. But they should know the benefits of the warm up. Here are the benefits of Warm Up that can leave you amazed.

Benefits of Warming Up

1. Physiological Benefits

  • It helps in delivering the oxygen to the muscle tissues
  • It improves the blood flow
  • Helps in preventing from injuries
  • Prepares muscles for stretch
  • Improves flexibility that improves stroke efficiency

2. Psychological Benefits

  • It controls the anxiety
  • Improves focus
  • Helps you stay positive
  • Improves performance
  • Boosts mental health

What can you do in Warm Up?

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Jogging
  • Rowing
  • Stretching
  • Cardio
  • Skill Mill
  • Trade Mill, etc.

Things to do Before Workout-

  1. Hydrate yourself
  2. Get enough sleep
  3. Pre-Workout Snacks
  4. Proper Shoes and Sportswear
  5. Dynamic Warm-up

Things to do After Workout-

  1. Stretches
  2. Use foam roller
  3. Refuel your body with post workout nutrition
  4. Analyse your performance

Reference

  1. Farooq Ahmad Sheikh, Dr.Vivek B Sathe, Effects of different durations of warming up on agility of school students of Indore. Volume 3; Issue 2; March 2018, Page no. 31-32.

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Monika Chahar

Monika Chahar is a young journalist who has worked with media houses like Hindustan Times and Dainik Jagran group (special coverage of Jagran Film Festival). She has also develo.... Read More..

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