For any sport we practice, it is necessary to warm up our body in the same way that after practicing it we have to do exercises so that the muscles relax. The before and after sports training are essential to take care of our body. Part of fitness training is this warm-up, just as when we walk first, we do it more slowly and then we gain speed and rhythm in the walk. We’ll give you some tips to learn how to warm up for a fitness session.
It’s a mistake to think that practicing fitness is a matter of going to the gym in sportswear, getting on any fitness machine or equipment and practicing. This, in addition to posing a serious risk to the body, ends up exhausting us prematurely, and prevents us from giving the maximum in each effort, because the body is still ready to assume the new demand to which we want to subject it. For this reason, and so that your body performs better and does not exhaust itself prematurely, we teach you how to warm up for a fitness session:
What do you need to warm up for a fitness session?
- 10 minutes for warm-up
- Oscillatory exercises, rotation and stretching
- Light Abdominals and Spinals
- Continuous Career
Instructions for Warming Up for a Fitness Session
- For this demanding physical activity, you need a minimum of 10 minutes before training, a good warm-up cannot be done in a hurry. If you don’t have that time, it’s better to shorten the session, it’s preferable to take away part of the training time and dedicate it to a good warm-up.
- Ideally, you should start warming up from the top down, and this order will help you so that you don’t forget to warm up any part of your body. You can start with the neck, or the arms, without involving other parts that are not yet ready. On the other hand, if you were to start with the legs, for example, this would put a strain on the abdominals, shoulders or neck that is preferable to avoid ahead of time.
- Warm-up movements should be oscillatory, preferably rotational, rather than the more abrupt movements of steps back and forth, to the right and to the left. Rotate your neck, wrists, forearms, shoulders in a circular direction, always focusing on the areas that will withstand the most effort during the fitness session.
- This part of the warm-up aims to prepare the joints to prevent sprains from occurring in the workout or fitness session.
- It is good to combine rotational movements with stretching, which are useful to avoid ligament strains. Everyone knows themselves and knows well which are the most fragile areas, so it is necessary to dedicate more care to heating those parts so that they do not suffer.
- Then we can work with some continuous running, and we follow up with some crunches and push-ups. This way, the muscles will begin to adapt to the effort.
- Every warm-up exercise must be accompanied by proper breathing: you must oxygenate your muscles so that they have enough energy, so breathe deeply and in a rhythmic way.
- After the 10 minutes of warm-up, you can start your session and don’t forget to do exercises to relax your tension.
Tips for warming up for a fitness session
- Each person should adapt the warm-up to their physical condition, paying attention to their own weak areas, this is regardless of whether your session is a group session.
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- A good tip is that if you are going to start in fitness, your first two sessions are dedicated only to warm-up exercises, so you will be able to tone your muscles and prepare your body well for exercise.
- Warm-up exercises will prevent possible injuries.