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What is the purpose of a Warm Up before any workout?

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Many go to the gym and think there is no need to warm up before they workout especially when they are going to do wieight training, why do we need to do this they ask? I know many complain about this please tell us why this is needed.
asked Dec 4, 2012 in Exercises by Gym Crazed Gym Novice (290 points)  
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Warming up is one aspect of training that is overlooked the most. Proper warmup should be an integral part of your training routine owing to the following reasons:
A proper warm up:
 
- Helps to raise body's core temperature.
- Prepares the joints by raising synovial fluid found in them.
- Helps to arouse the CNS, prepare it for the on-slaught of a strenuous workout
- Causes tiny metabolic adjustments. These are crucial for physical training.
- Raises heart rate and breathing rate which in turn improves oxygen transfer and transfer of nutrients to the parts of the body where they are required (E.g. muscles, tissues)
answered Dec 4, 2012 by gohrkhan Gym Regular (710 points)  
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The importance of warm up exercises can be compared to driving your car in freezing cold weather. It is generally best to allow your car to warm up a bit before revving it up to high speeds. The same principle applies when you work out. You want to physically prepare your body for the demands of a strenuous workout by gradually increasing your body temperature. When you give your body 5 to 10 minutes of a good warm up, through walking or jogging in place for example, you gradually increase blood circulation throughout your muscles, tendons and ligaments. This is much like oiling a squeaky wheel. You give the different aspects of your physiology a chance to prepare to work together. Your heart rate increases gradually. Your muscles warm up to prevent injury. Your ligaments and tendons become more flexible, reducing the chance of tears. https://reviews.clazwork.com
answered Jun 29 by davidjohn2121 Rookie (40 points)  
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