Saturday, October 22, 2011
Proper Warm Up
Having been injured as a result of not getting a good warm up, I highly recommend taking time to make sure your muscles are prepared for work.
Matt Fitzgerald of www.competitor.com writes a great post about how to be both general and specific in your warm up efforts.
Muscles need the general warm up of getting prepared for a work out. A slow exercise of any kind like running or vigorous walking can help achieve this. The muscles that will specifically be used in a workout can benefit from stretching and warm up specific to those areas.
Check out Fitzgerald's article to learn how you can improve your warm up efforts and avoid injuries.