If you are running out of time or perhaps itching to get started with your workout, it can definitely be tempting to skip doing warm-ups. However, what most people do not know is that, warming up, particularly before doing any strenuous activities have psychological and physiological benefits. Truth is, there have been several healthcare experts and online fitness instructors who have used blogger outreach services from OutreachMonks to spread the message.
What You can Get from Warming Up?
Right at this moment, you are likely wondering how you can benefit from doing such activities? Well first and foremost, warming up is preparing your lungs, heart and muscles for the strenuous stage of your workout.
Following are specifics of what would happen in your body as you warm-up:
Increasing Muscle Temperature
As muscles are warmed up, it relaxes faster and contracts more forcefully which reduces the risks of overstretching it that often leads to injury.
Your total body temperature increases too that helps in improving muscle elasticity that can then boost strength and speed.
Increase of Blood Temperature
With the increase of blood temperature, it is increasing blood flow through muscles. And when this happens, it is weakening the binding of oxygen to hemoglobin and allows it to work muscles more readily available that can then improve endurance.
Range of Motion is Increased
This is allowing your large joints like knees and shoulders to reach its full potential.
As you activate your body’s heat-dissipation mechanism, your body is more capable of cooling itself and preventing overheating in the long run. This is vital particularly when doing demanding and strenuous activity like cycling or running.
Change in Hormones
Your body is constantly increasing its production of numerous hormones which include epinephrine and cortisol. These two hormones are in charge for the regulation of energy production in your body. When you warm up, this hormonal balance is making more fatty acids and carbohydrates available for the production of energy. Thus, allowing you to do more when you are working out.
You’re Mentally Ready
As you are warming up, it gives you the chance to prepare mentally for the exercise that you are about to do.