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Warming Up for Fitness and Exercise

It important to warm up properly when exercising or running, Without a proper warm up session, you will be at risk from pulling muscles and other injury. Warm up is telling your body to expect some strenuous exercise, and preparing your muscles in a controlled way, so they are not suddenly overloaded.

Don't rush the warm up process. When you're keen to start exercising, warming up can be seen as something that gets in the way of 'proper' exercising. You must adopt the thinking that your exercise session has started as soon as you begin to warm up.

Design your warm up routine according to your exercise program for that day, and you will have a complete, focused exercise session that is safe and delivers full benefits.

 

Warm Up by Stretching Calf Muscle

It is important to stretch your calf muscles during warm up, especially for running. This helps to avoid the onset of cramp during training.
. . . technique for stretching calf muscles

Warm up stretching calf muscles

Warm Up by Stretching Ham String

It is important to stretch your ham string muscles during warm up, especially for running. This helps to avoid injury during training, and prolonged recovery.
. . . technique for stretching ham string

Warm Up by Stretching Ham String

Warm Up by Lunge Stretching

The lunge forward will stretch your groin muscles during warm up, and increase flexibility for your legs. It is an important warm up exercise for running, and helps to avoid pulling muscles in the groin area during training.
. . . technique for lunge stretching

Warm Up by Lunge Stretching

Warm Up by Stretching Groin Muscles

It is important to stretch your groin muscles during warm up. This helps to avoid injury due to over-stretching during training.
. . . technique for stretching groin muscles

Warm Up by Stretching Groin

Warm Up by Stretching Quadriceps

Stretch your quadriceps during warm up, especially for running. This helps to avoid the onset of cramp during training.
. . . technique for stretching quardiceps

Warm Up by Stretching Quadriceps

Warm Up by Stretching and Raising your Back

Stretch your back during warm up. This helps to avoid the onset of back pain.
. . . technique for stretching and raising your back

stretching and raising your back

Warm Up by Stretching your Lower Back

Stretch your lower back during warm up. This helps to avoid the onset of back pain and strain.
. . . technique for stretching your lower back

Lower back stretch

Warm Up by Stretching your Shoulders

Stretch your shoulders during warm up. This helps to avoid injury due to strain.
. . . technique for stretching your shoulders

Stretching shoulders exercise

Warm Up by Stretching your Triceps

Stretch your triceps during warm up. This helps to avoid injury due to strain.
. . . technique for stretching your triceps

Stretching triceps exercise

Warm Up by Stretching your Obliques

Stretch your obliques during warm up. This helps to avoid injury due to strain, and maintains suppleness.
. . . technique for stretching your obliques

Stretching obliques

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