Prevent injury: WARM it up and COOL it down

A proper warm up and cool down should be a part of ALL fitness routines…and for good reason. Let’s pretend for a moment that our tissues are taffy. What would you rather try to stretch and bend……warm taffy or cold taffy? Cold taffy may snap or strain when bent but warm taffy is pliable and moves with ease. That’s also going to be the case with your tissues.

So, we want to be quick and to the point (it’s how we work)…What are the benefits to each and what’s a routine you can use?

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The DYNAMIC WARM UP

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  • Primes the cardiovascular system

  • Increases tissue temperature

  • Promotes muscle recruitment & activation

  • Reduces soreness

COOL DOWN

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  • Recovers pre-exercise heart rate

  • Regulates blood flow

  • Brings tissues to an optimal ROM (Range Of Motion)

  • Activation of the PSNS (return to homeostasis)


HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO…

Perform 2 rounds, 10 repetitions each of the following:

(Click on each to watch a video demonstration)

WARM UP

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Additional questions? Please let us know!

Blessings,

Founder; OCRTraining.com

Co-Founder; SATAURA

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