Is it okay to skip the warm up if I’m in a hurry?
ANSWER No. Warming up is the number one way to prevent injury, especially pulled muscles or strained joints. Studies show you perform better post warm-up because you’ve activated your nervous (muscle response to commands), respiratory (breathing) and circulatory (blood and oxygen flow) systems. Two minutes will do: match your warm up to your workout and keep moving the entire time. For example: for a run, warm up legs with jogging, skipping, side steps and lunge walks. Pre-weights, do squats, lunges, push-ups and planks. If you’re playing sport, do specific drills that simulate your moves – i.e. for netball, jog, do side-to-side agility runs, dynamic leg swings and squat jumps.
WARM UP TO THE WARM UP!