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    Discussion in 'Training' started by Tom White @gymtoto, Oct 17, 2016.

    1. Tom White @gymtoto

      Tom White @gymtoto Moderator

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      This is a quick post to remind you all of the importance of warming up before you do any exercise as its now coming towards the winter months.
      When you exercise after being static during day your muscles can be quite tight and if its cold this can be double trouble!
      Think of an elastic band left in the cold all day. If you suddenly put it under any load it can easily damage or even snap.
      Your muscles are similar.


      So whatever exercise session you are going to do get warmed up!

      An example is as follows.

      5 min light jog on treadmill.
      2 sets free standing squats of 30 reps
      2 sets 15 push ups
      3 min skipping.

      You can adjust this accordingly but do at least a 10 min warm up workout. You will be glad you did!
      Also wear thick hoodies when warming up!
      Dont be that guy who walks in the gym in winter with his vest on and wearing his wooly hat because he said he is cold!

      Hope this helps someone.
      Good luck.
       
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      Thanks for your comments about warming up prior to training which I think many of us forget to do. As you say, it is extremely important to warm up before any vigourous training in order to avoid injury.
       
    3. Newstarter

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      I always thought warming up was a waste of time but you have got me thinking!
       
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      I always do some sort of warm up or lighter weight set to begin with to avoid injury especially at my age (46)!
       
    5. MarkB

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      Hi cbbram,

      When did you start training?
       
    6. Tom White @gymtoto

      Tom White @gymtoto Moderator

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      As it is getting cold now dont underestimate how important warming up is!
      Young or old it is something that should be an important part of your programme.
      Tom
       
    7. Newstarter

      Newstarter Well-Known Member

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      How long should you take to warm up?
       
    8. Tom White @gymtoto

      Tom White @gymtoto Moderator

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      If you are doing just a weights session id say 10 min. Enough to get a bit of a sweat on.

      If doing cardio just slowly ease into over 10 min.
      Depending how cold it is determines how long to warm up for but as ive said when you have a slight sweat you should be good to train!
      Tom
       
    9. MarkB

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      Great reminder for us all Tom - if we are honest how many of us don't bother warming up?
       
    10. Newstarter

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      I always thought warming up was for professional athletes but when I see it on screen it all makes perfect sense.
       

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