Whether you’re an athlete going into your match of the day or a regular guy about to hit the gym, preparing for the amount of physical activity you’ll be engaging in is important. If you’ve skipped your warm up on more than one occasion then you better keep on reading.
While it may be tempting to dive right into your workout without making your that your muscles and joints are limber, doing so can actually be more harmful to your body than you realize.
Without proper warm up, your muscles and joints are more prone to sustaining injuries throughout your workout. Moreover, your body won’t be able to handle the increased physical stress as efficiently.
In addition, if you don’t warm up, your muscles won’t have enough oxygen supply which it needs to sustain repeated contractions. You muscles also won’t be as flexible.