As all we know, warming up is almost as important as exercising. When we do a physical activity, our muscles are activated to perform different movements. In this sense, if the muscle does not have adequate flexibility, you can injure yourself.
There are different ways to warm up before training. Each technique has a different objective, but if you do them together you can prevent injuries and get better results. Let's get started!
This type of warm-up consists of performing movements that help you activate your joints according to the muscle group you want to activate. Dynamic movements also promote increased blood flow. Improving your flexibility and mobility is especially important if you intend to train your legs or back.
Many people warm-up using a treadmill or stationary bike. This method is not very effective since it does not help to fully activate our body and mind. Experts recommend doing exercises that require a lot of attention so that we can improve our coordination before starting the training.
Activating the core area of the body is necessary if you want to perform exercises to build strength. This area includes the abdominals, the gluteus, and the hip flexors, among others. If you warm up these muscles, you will have better stability when performing any exercise you need.
Do you mind doing chest or back exercises? We all have a weaker muscle group than others, which makes it difficult for us to perform some exercises. If this is your case, we recommend warming up these particular muscles beforehand. This prevents these from interfering with your performance.