So you’ve warmed up & done your physical activity, from just working out to an actual sport, you now have 30 minute slot to get your warm down in, to prevent/ lower your chances of getting injured.
The whole point of warming down is to get your heart rate back to a normal pace, help regulate blood flow, and reduce your chances of getting lactic acid and so on.
You only need to spend like 5 minutes or so on lowering your pace and reducing your intensity, for example you can walk at a fast pace and then go slower and slower, you could start of sprinting and as you are sprinting lower your speed until it’s at walking pace, you could swim laps at a leisurely pace up and down to cool off.
Once you have done that, you need to do some stretching exercises, this must be a part of your routine.
It’s also best to always do it after a warm down, as your muscles are already warm, it’s the same when you do a warm-up, you do the stretches after, in case you pull something.
When you stretch you can improve your flexibility and range of motion of your joints, stretching may also help improve your performance in some activities by allowing your joints to move through their full range of motion.
What I want you to focus on though is this, when you stretch it helps prevent muscle soreness, or you’re getting injured, so what ever it will be, it’s going to be less when you stretch.
I hope this got you thinking & I’ll see you on the next one.. Ciao for now
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