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Should I Warm-up & Stretch?

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Should I Warm-Up and Stretch? Which First?

No matter what the activity, if it is at a moderate level of intensity or greater you should always warm up and stretch beforehand.

The higher the intensity of the activity, the more crucial the warm-up and stretching becomes.

Warming up accomplishes several things:

Warming up should come first because it will prepare the joints for stretching.

The Order:

  1. Warm-up 5 Minutes
  2. Stretch 5-10 Minutes
  3. Work Out, Train, or Play
  4. Cool Down- Light Cardio and Stretching 5 Minutes

Coming up next: how to warm-up and stretch.

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