Our bodies are designed to move. This is very evident in that we have legs that allow us to not only crawl, hop and walk, but also run, jump and skip (yes, adults should still be skipping and hopping). Our arms and torso are also designed to help us move and play an important role in our gait (if you don’t believe, then start walking now and watch how your arms and torso help to move the rest of your body). When done properly, exercise will enhance the ability of our bodies to move.
General Warm Up: Get up and get moving! Especially if you’ve been sitting for awhile you’ll want to loosen up the body by doing a general (non specific to the main activity) warm up. This could include walking or jogging, biking, jump roping or other exercise to get your heart pumping and blood flowing.
World Champion Para-cyclist Colin Lynch discuss his use of the KewlFit Performance Cooling Vest and how it has helped him increase endurance, comfort and overall workout performance. Colin wears the cooling vest as a pre-cooling and post-cooling tool on race days as well as a during exercise cooling on training days.
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand. Warming up helps reduce your risk of injury and the aches and pains that come with exercise. The physiological reason to warm up is to assist your circulatory system in pumping oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles. The idea is to increase circulation throughout the body in a gradual manner.
Adnan Kadir and Martin Baker won their division in the 6-Hour endurance NW Cup at Mt. Hood Skibowl mountain bike race this past weekend. Adnan said with the hot temperatures the 58°F KewlFit Cooling Vests "were an integral part of our plan". Adnan and his team wore the cooling vest as a Pre-Cooling device as well as in between their races to help regulate core temperature.
So you'be resolved not to skimp on your stretches? Here is a few suggestions
1. DO warm up beforehand -The warm up will increase the temperature of your connective tissues and muscles allowing them to become mobile.
2 DON'T hold your by breath - Breathing freely through the stretch position will enhance blood flow to the muscle area giving you a better stretch.
3.DO stretch after a tough training - This will help relieve muscle soreness and aid in your recovery.