How do you warm up your body before your workout? The importance of warming up before your workout session brings many benefits than a workout without a proper warm-up. A warmup is necessary to prepare the body for exercise by increasing heart rate and blood flow to working muscles which prepares your body for the workout ahead in a way that can help ease your body to the workout. It gradually builds the flexibility, range of motion, and more – before you dive into the workout. As a result, the warm-up can help prevent injuries.
Think of your muscles like rubber bands. After a long day of sitting, your muscles have not been in action. Then if you go to a gym and immediately start lifting or sprinting really fast, the rubber band muscles get pulled apart very quickly and can get snapped or pulled out of shape.
Watch the video below to learn more about warming up and how to do it properly. Learn about the science of warming up and how it can impact your body and workout.