Are you looking for some easy and effective warm up exercises for a smoother workout? Warming up prepares the nervous system and muscles to perform optimally during the workout. It is also an effective way to avoid injuries. So let's get started with the very first episode of Shape Up with Sonal where the fitness expert demonstrates some of the best up exercises!
A warmup gradually pumps up your cardiovascular system by increasing blood flow to your muscles and raising your body temperature. Warming up may also help reduce muscle soreness and reduce your risk of injury. Cooling down after your workout allows your heart rate and blood pressure to gradually return to pre-exercise levels.
Working on the joints to achieve free motion within optimal range is referred to as mobility drill.
Flexibility drills focus on increasing muscle length because muscles have a naturally elastic property that causes them to shorten if they are not stretched or used to their full range of motion.
Here are the benefits of Warm-up Excersises shown in the Video above.
Side-to-side head rotations may help relieve tension in your neck's sides and back. They will also aid in increasing neck mobility. Side-to-side head rotations can be performed while lying on your back, standing, or sitting (that means you can even do these at the office).
The windmill is a sophisticated kettlebell exercise that works the entire body but focuses on improving obliques (sides of the torso), glutes, and shoulders strength and stability. You'll also gain strength in your core muscles and flexibility in your leg muscles and hips.
The Cat Camel exercise is excellent for trunk stretching and mobilisation, as well as core muscle stretching and strengthening. It will aid in the relief of lower and mid-back pain. The cat-camel exercise is a spinal mobilisation exercise that aids in the loosening of the spine.
The spider lunge is an advanced mobility exercise that can help you increase flexibility, warm up your lower body, and relieve hip tension.
Downward dog lengthens and broadens the hamstrings, calves, and Achilles tendon. The exercise has the benefits of inversions and improves blood flow through your body because your head is lower than your heart. It also stretches the neck and back and relieves tension.