A good warm up before exercising is very important to any serious fitness routine. It will get the blood flowing and increase your endurance. But just what should you be doing? Should you just do some jumping around or do some cardiovascular stuff? And how much warm up do you need?
You might think that the warm ups I do are a complete waste of time. You have to be kidding! They are an essential part of your warm up routine. Without them, you are not going to last long in any exercise program. So it’s really important.
Warm ups before you start any workout should never be too intense. If you start with too much warm up then your body won’t be ready. Your body needs a little bit of time to warm up, and some warm downs to let it cool down. Too many warm ups means your workout will be very short. And not very effective.
But some warm ups are vital to any workout. The first ones after a workout are very important. Because they force your body to produce more human growth hormone, which will help you burn more calories. They also help you repair your muscles better.
After all, a good warm up should warm up your muscles and help them repair after a hard workout. But not all warm ups are the same. Some are better than others. And the best warm ups will help your workout last longer and be more productive.
So what is a good warm up before working out? Well there are many different types of warm ups, but the ones I recommend are fast and intense. They are brief, so you can get moving in real time. They also don’t last very long, so you won’t be bored with them quickly. And they force your body to produce more HGH, which can really help you burn more calories. They are a great way to warm up and to make your workout last longer.
Other good exercises include running or jogging, jumping rope or rowing. You might also consider some stretching exercises to loosen up your muscles before moving on to the more intense exercises. And don’t forget to drink lots of water. Water is key when exercising, it keeps you hydrated and can help cool you down in the heat.
The worst part about working out is that sometimes you do it when it is way too hot. If that happens, you are not going to last very long. A good rule of thumb is, if it is too hot outside you aren’t going to exercise. The same goes for if it is too cold, you shouldn’t be exercising. Find the balance between the two and you will reap the benefits.
So what is a good warm up before working out? Your warm ups should warm up your muscles to allow you to work out harder and longer. It should also relieve any possible muscle pain. And, most importantly, it allows you to concentrate on the exercise at hand and not worry about the time.