Why should you warm-up before training? Kayla Itsines's Warm-up routine to get the best out of your workout.

Why should you warm-up before training? Kayla Itsines's Warm-up routine to get the best out of your workout.

If you are short of time, it can be tempting to skip a warm-up. But warming up before you exercise, it's as important at the workout itself. Learn why, and follow this simple warm-up routine from fitness guru Kayla Itsines.

Benefits of warming up before exercise.

  1. Muscle temperature increases. Warm muscles will both contract more forcefully and relax more quickly. This will reduce the risk of overstretching a muscle, resulting in injury.
  2. Blood temperature rises. As blood temperature goes up, oxygen is more readily available to your muscles, potentially improving endurance.
  3. Blood vessels dilate: This means increased blood flow and puts less stress on your heart.
  4. The range of motion increases. This allows your large joints (such as your shoulders and knees) to reach their maximum movement potential.
  5. You avoid overheating. By activating the heat-dissipation mechanisms in the body, your body can cool efficiently and help prevent overheating early on.
  6. Hormonal changes. Your body increases its production of various hormones. This balance of hormones makes more carbohydrates and fatty acids available for energy production.
  7. You have a chance to mentally prepare: The warm-up is also a good time to mentally prepare for working out.

Follow this simple warm-up routine from Kayla Itsines for optimal results in your next workout!

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