Warm Up First

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How much stretching do I have to do to warmup?

Warm Up First

Muscle stretching shouldn't be your starting warmup. Warm up first with a few minutes of walking, cycling, etc., then stretch. You can also do stretching exercises at the end of your cardio workout. Stretching cold muscles can cause injuries. There is also some research indicating that a lot of stretching can cause a short-term dip in muscle strength, so for weight training, save your serious stretching for after the workout.



2/9/2007 4:50:08 PM
cook said:

every true. that is why Denise Austin daily workout is great it does this so you don't have to on your own!!!

2/11/2007 4:44:01 PM
Daisy said:

This tip is very true. Cold muscles have caused me an injury before and this helped me not to injure myself anymore.


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