There is no denying it, we all err when warming up before a workout. However little these blunders may seem, they greatly hinder your ability to perform at your best. Watch out for these common mistakes if you want to improve the potential of your workouts:
1) Not spending enough time warming up
Because it takes a certain amount of time for the tissues to get the blood flowing, ensuring that the warm-up lasts long enough plays a big part in maintaining smooth movement once you begin training. The warm-up, as a general rule, should consist of low- to moderate-intensity activities and last at least 10 minutes.
2) Repeating the same stretches
An ideal warm-up should incorporate a variety of dynamic exercises, and they must be tailored to the selected workout. It is best to begin by warming up the entire body before focusing on the muscle groups that will be used in the main workout.
3) Only targeting specific body parts
While certain body parts must be activated before beginning a workout, it is crucial to remember that the body acts as a whole. A thorough warm-up from head to toe helps increase muscular suppleness to reduce the risk of injuries while exercising. It also increases body temp to increase the flow of oxygen to your muscles and make it easier for you to complete challenging exercises.
4) Doing an intense warm-up
Warming up should ensure full blood circulation without tiring you out because the purpose is to improve muscle strength. You ought to be able to conserve your energy for the main workout.
5) And of course, skipping the warm-up
Even if it seems tempting to jump right into your workout on a hectic morning, skipping warm-up is an invitation to injury. By imitating the movements of the following workout, you can loosen your tissues and get them to perform optimally.
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