W is for Warm Up
Ok so I know it’s now Feb and I didn’t manage to finish this in time, but I’ve had a massively crazy busy two weeks. And fitness is for life, not just for January 😉
Warming up is very important and often neglected. It increases the heart rate and circulation, promoting blood flow to the muscles and preparing them for what’s to come. Do a decent heart raiser for at least 10mins. It doesn’t have to be just running or walking on the treadmill, try using a step or other equipment to make it fun. Afterwards make sure you do mobility work to help increase your range of motion and reduce injury.
Warming up can also help you mentally get into the headspace for a decent workout, especially if it’s first thing in the morning or after a stressful day at work.
Photography by Derek Bremner