Why warm up for a run?
You might be tempted to dash out the door for a run without warming up. We know the feeling – you just want to get out there. But a proper warm-up will make you a faster and stronger runner over the longer term, and, crucially, help you avoid injuries.
Benefits of warming up include:
– Raised body temperature, speeding up your metabolic processes and energy supply
– Enhanced muscle performance, allowing your muscles to contract faster and more powerfully
– Increased cardio performance, allowing for higher oxygen uptake
– Better joint load distribution
– Injury prevention
Convinced? Thought so. Here’s how to crank up the heat: