The Dynamic Warm-Up

By Dave Van Zandt, CSCS, CEAS, Cert FCE

Warm-ups are generally designed to prevent injury and prepare the cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal systems to meet the demands of exercise. They also mentally prepare individuals for activities they are about to perform. Prior to exercising, most people participate in a brief warm-up/stretching program to prepare the body for activity. The best way to prepare for more strenuous exercise is to perform specific warm-up exercises because they provide a rehearsal of the activity and increase body temperature. Continue reading “The Dynamic Warm-Up”