Do You Over-Warm Up?

June 30, 2011

PhotobucketAccording to this study found at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, warming up for extended periods of time actually creates fatigue and makes you perform at a lower level. This is interesting to me because I used to be of the no-stretching school. I never properly warmed up before workouts, which often lead to minor injuries, such as sprains, blisters and over-extension.

I guess it’s all about balancing getting your muscles warmed up and loose, but not exerting too much energy before you actually start your workout.

Either way, at least stretch and walk it out a little before you get your blood pumping.

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