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A warm up is a vital and often forgotten component of any exercise or sport. It allows for the body to get used to the demands and loads about to be applied in a gradual and controlled way.
Your average warm up needs to cover 3 main areas;
Joint and muscle preparation
Cardio component (heart, vessels and lungs)
Sport specific routine
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…
Check out our short video with CSSM’s Kelsey Thomas.
Do you have any questions about what might be appropriate for your warm up? Ask our practitioners at CSSM for some additional tips or drills to add to your routine!
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