WARM UP IS IMPORTANT! A well- rounded Exercise Program consist of warm-up as a key component. To be flexible and holistic during the work-out window it is intended to warm up the exercise muscles. It is important because it allows the body to gradually transit from the resting state to the higher demands of the exercise. The heart rate, breathing rate and core body temperature gradually (and not suddenly) increases, preparing the body and system for physical activity. "When you stretch, you're improving blood flow in the body and, in turn, circulating more nutrients throughout the body"
Basic Components of Warm UP 1.Keep the Intensity, LOW to MODERATE 2.Do it for At least 10-15 minutes. 3.What you can do? _Cardio activities like slow walking, slow jog, cycling etc. and muscle endurance activities like 1.Shoulder circles 2.Neck rotation. 3.Jumping Jacks _few rounds of Surya Namaskars open up the body for the upcoming challenging Asanas in a Yoga Class.
Benefits of a warm-up 1. Prevents any potential injury to muscles or joints during the work-out. 2. Enhances the range of motion (ROM) of the joints. 3. Enhances muscle performance by accelerating metabolism and decreasing muscle resistance. 4. Enhances oxygen supply and blood flow to the heart muscle as well as the skeletal muscles. 5. Reduces muscle soreness post-work-out. 6. Decrease Injuries, Improves Performance.
A proper warm-up is probably the single most import thing you can do to protect your body from injury. If you think you don't have time to complete a warm-up, you don't have time to train at all. If you're really pushed, you are better of doing a good warm-up and cutting the actual workout shorter. Simply keep rest periods short and make the warm-up more intense. "Warm-up also improves your mental state, as it reduces stress and releases tension. It's a great way to give yourself a mental break, to recharge and calm the mind, especially during this [COVID-19] pandemic"