(May 24, 2012)

People who are into fitness and exercising are well-aware of the importance of warming up, every time they exercise. Warm up exercises are a very important part of any workout routine, as they increase flexibility in the muscles, promote circulation and reduce risks of incurring an injury. A warm up routine increases the temperature of your body, which in turn makes your muscles more receptive to strenuous physical activity. There is various warm up exercises that you can practice while working out the different parts of your body. Given below is a list of warm up exercises that you could include in your workout routine.

  • The jump rope
  • Ankle bounces
  • Jumping jacks
  • V Jumps
  • Walking quad stretch
  • Walking lunge stretch
  • Sidestep lunge
  • Standing hamstring stretch
  • Kneeling hip flexors
  • Kneeling quads
  • Chest stretches
  • Calf stretches
  • Grapevines
  • Power skips
  • Sprints
  • Rotation jumps

Do bear in mind that an effective workout routine not only comprises of the right warm up exercises, but also includes the right exercises to cool down. The warm up exercises mentioned above are quite safe if practiced correctly, but it is best to check with a doctor before trying any of them. Moreover, in case you are new to exercising, it is important for you to practice these warm up exercises under the guidance and supervision of a fitness trainer.

Submitted by S C on May 24, 2012 at 04:06

Which Warm Up Exercises Should One Do Before Starting Workout?

Doing some kind of warm exercise is essential before a person starts any kind of workout. A warm up before exercise can help in increasing the flow of blood to all the working muscles. This will then lead to lessening in muscle stiffness and will also reduce the chance of a person suffering an injury. Warm ups will also help in improving the performance. A proper warm up will additionally increase the person’s body temperature which helps to reduce the chances of any strains or pulls. It also helps to increase the blood temperature.

Some of the main warm up exercise include jogging for a little while before running or doing a few sprints prior to running. Some people like ball players will usually do warm ups that are not related to their sport. They may do flexibility warm ups or calisthenics. Before one does any stretches, it is advisable to first do some aerobic exercise gradually. It is always recommended that to do some stretching post their exercise routine. A proper warm up will be individual to a person. One can try varying their intensities of warm ups to suit their needs. A different pace and style will suit different peoples needs.

Submitted by C D on May 24, 2012 at 04:03

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