Today, it should be generally known that warming up is an essential part of most forms of exercise. In this article we’ll give you some great advice on how you can improve your warm up sessions by using smart solutions such as wheat bags.
So why warm up? It helps the body get into a more physical mode by increasing the blood flow and body temperature.
Apart from the physical aspects, a good warm up session gets you into the right mindset to optimize your workout session. Skipping the warm-up and jumping straight into the workout itself can definitely have a negative impact on your performance. Try to take some time during the warm up to remember why you’re there and why you’re working out. Taking this time for reflection can help get you in the right mindset.
So, how do we actually go about warming up? Well, a great warm up doesn’t have to be complicated. Moreover, you don’t need to be a world class athlete to warm up properly. In fact, it’s as easy as getting warm and getting in the right mindset.
Obviously this can be accomplished in many different ways.
One of the most common warm up methods is running. Jogging lightly for 5 minutes can quickly increase your body temperature and get you in a good position to exercise in a variety of ways. As a plus you’ll gain some extra fitness and increase your cardiac output. This can in turn have positive long lasting health effects.
While going out for a quick run before your workout is an effective way to warm up – one does not always have the time or room to do so. An alternative way to warm up is to do so with a warm wheat bag. Using a wheat bag is a very effective way to get your joints and muscles all warm and flexible. Apart from making you physically warmer it also results in a soothing feeling and can make you feel less stressed and more relaxed. In other ways, perfect if you want to get focused before a workout session!
As we mentioned before, warming up can be as simple as it sounds. There are as many ways of warming up as there are people. Try to find a way that suits you and your needs. Need something with a bit more speed? Go out for a jog! Want a more relaxing way of warming up? Warm a wheat bag to a nice temperature, put it on the muscle or joint that you want to warm up and maybe add some stretching movements to that!
Good luck with your warm-ups!