In opposition to a warm up, a cool down is geared toward slowing down the body’s pace and preparing it for rest. Like a warm up, the cool down is an often forgotten component of exercise and sport.
Your average cool down should cover these two main areas:
Gradual decline from your activity
Stretching and breathing
Check out our cool down stretch routine video and follow along!
What about foam rolling?
Foam rolling is a great tool that can be added into a warm up routine to aid in joint and muscle preparation as well as part of the cool down process to aid in the stretching of muscles to help decrease soreness and improve muscle length. Foam rolling will be featured in part 3 of our injury prevention week. Stay tuned…
If you have any questions about what might be appropriate for your cool down ask our practitioners at CSSM for some additional tips to add to your routine!
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