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Warm-Up Routines: The Basics

Posted by Brent Redpath on
Warm-Up Routines: The Basics

Last week we discussed how cold Canberra was and delved into the ins and outs of the warm-up. We looked at when more mobility work and static stretching is needed, and when it's probably not. The article provided some essential points to help people navigate the world of warming-up. We learned that we should focus more on warming up the muscles we are about to train, as opposed to just ''warming-up'' in general and elevating our core temperature. So with all that said, what does a good warm-up look like? As mentioned, unless you have specific mobility problems that prevent you getting you...

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Warming Up? What You Need To Know

Posted by Brent Redpath on
Warming Up? What You Need To Know

When I am writing this, it the end of June in Canberra. This means Canberra is cold. What better time to talk about warming-up?  Warm-ups's: General Or Specific?  What is a warm-up? Let's start by defining what a warm-up is. It is accepted that a warm-up is something that you do to prepare your body, physically, for the workout ahead. Some people see this as raising their core temperature and getting a sweat up, i.e., doing a few minutes on a stationary bike or treadmill, that kind of thing. Warming yourself up by raising your core temperature isn't a bad idea,...

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