Everyone knows that you should warm up before exercise and wrap up after exercise. Now in winter, warming up before exercise is even more important. However, many people's methods of warming up and retracting exercises are not necessarily correct. It is not as simple as shaking hands and pressing feet. So how to do it? What will happen if you don't do it? Today we will briefly discuss the meaning and importance of warming up and doing exercises.
The meaning of warming up
Warming up is to awaken the neurons in the muscles and improve the flexibility of the joints, and to pre-congest the muscles to avoid possible injuries during intense exercise . Therefore, the correct warm-up should be to increase a certain heart rate, increase body temperature, increase muscle activity and move joints, rather than simply stretching. If you do simple stretching before exercise, the smooth muscles of the joints may be relaxed, which in turn increases the risk of joint injuries. Therefore , when warming up, you should choose appropriate stretching, light jogging or low-intensity squats to warm up your body, rather than lying on the ground and stretching .
The meaning of closing
After strenuous exercise, the muscles will become tight due to excessive fatigue, so the most important thing to do during exercise is to relax the muscles . At this time, do some stretching, or use fascia balls, rollers and other auxiliary tools to help relieve tight muscles. This is the correct way to do exercises. If you do not do exercises after exercise, the muscles may be tight for a long time, causing shoulder and neck pain, lack of flexibility, and the risk of strain . Under such a vicious cycle, the probability of sports injuries will increase. As you age, it is very likely to cause major injuries that affect your daily routine.
Warming up and winding down are equally important
Don't be greedy for convenience and engage in sports or fitness training without warming up, or not doing exercises properly after exercise. Over time, these bad habits will accumulate, and you can't predict which day they will suddenly break out. If you already have soreness and pain caused by muscle tightness, be sure to seek professional consultation from a doctor to avoid worsening . A friend of mine has a long-term back pain and insists on doing heavy squat training. As a result, her intervertebral disc herniated and she spent a lot of money on surgery. It is really not worth the gain!