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Eric T Burton: Importance of Warming up before Exercise

Being a professional trainer, Eric T Burton encouraged its trainee’s to do warm up before any exercise. Eric T Burton strongly believe warming up before you embark on any exercise is important for a lot of reasons. It raises your heart rate, thus increasing blood flow to the joints and muscles. Mentally, the warm up session gets you in the zone, ready and focused for what is to come. Just as you rev the engine of your car before driving, warming up loosens the body, thus reducing the chances of injury.

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Warm up and stretching

A good warm up session can take between 5 and 15 minutes, depending on the level of intensity of the exercise. After you’ve warmed up, your body temperature is bound to increase. At this point, you want to get into some stretching exercises.

Stretching is designed to loosen up the muscles and joints, which allows them to move quickly and flexibly. Going into a workout without stretching can cause injury to your joints since they are not flexible enough to move and rotate as you would want them to.

In the zone

Mentally, warming up sends signals to the rest of the body to get ready. If you are engaging in strenuous exercise, like heavy lifting or an intense aerobic session, then you shouldn’t ignore warming up.

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