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How to warm-up before your run

How to warm-up before your run

How to warm-up before your run Warm-up effectively before every run to maximise your performance. Words : Tom Craggs Living in a time-poor society, many of us are guilty of arriving at a training session or race, jumping straight in and wondering why we don’t automatically feel energised and zippy. This is because we need to warm-up. A warm-up is essential for gently opening up your capillaries and allowing more oxygenated blood to get to your muscles. Warming up also increases the production of synovial fluid, which reduces friction in the joints, as well as preparing your mind to perform. Easy run warm-up Unless you're working to a specific rehab routine we do not recommend holding static stretches before you run. They can create micro tears in the muscle, limiting your performance. For easy runs keep it simple and start with a really slow jog or even brisk walk easing i...

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