Importance of warm up

IMG_28207412673822Why warm up?

Above all, the most important thing you can do when working out is warming up properly.

So WHY is it so important? 

Think of your muscles like rubber bands.

If you spend all day sitting at a desk, hunched over a keyboard, those rubber bands have gone almost completely unused.  Now, combine this lack of movement with some cold winter weather – your bands are now extra tight and constricted.  Then, go to a gym and immediately start lifting heavy weights or sprinting really fast – those cold, rubber bands get pulled apart very quickly and will snap.

So, what about just regular, static stretching then? Unfortunately, just doing static stretching before a workout can overextend those muscles and actually rob them of the power and strength necessary for your actual workout.

IMG_28234351872377For that reason, dynamic warm-ups are the winner!

On top of that, doing a dynamic warm up can help activate your central nervous system, priming your muscles for body for a great workout that produces your best effort, which will help you perform well in each exercise.

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Build a Strong Core

Your core consists of all the muscles in your hips, abdomen and back. By working your core, you can train all of these muscles to work together, which will improve your balance and posture. Working your core, can also reduce your risk of injury. Most people have a strength imbalance between their low back and abs. By strengthening your core, you reduce the imbalances, which are a potential source of injury. A strong core helps transfer force to and from the body’s extremities efficiently so that you can perform well. A great way to develop core strength is through Kickboxing. Kickboxing will teach you how to activate and engage your transverse abdominus (the inner layer of your core muscles that acts as a “safety belt” around your waist as well as your back, abdomen and pelvic floor muscles. So remember to trainTraining in Phuke - Tiger Gym your core and improve your posture, balance and performance!

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