Monthly Archives: August 2017

Is a warm-up really necessary?

Often times we hear, ” you should always warm-up before a game” or “did you warm-up properly?”  More often than not the answer is “No” A warm-up activity serves two major purposes—to enhance performance and prevent injury.  After 10 to 12 minutes of total body exercise, blood flow to the skeletal muscles increases to some 70 to 75 percent and the capillaries open.More blood going to the muscles, along with more oxygen available to the working muscles, means better performance. Although difficult to administer on Read More +Often times we hear, " you should always warm-up before a game" or "did you warm-up properly?"  More often than not the answer is "No" A warm-up activity serves two major purposes—to enhance performance and prevent injury.  After 10 to 12 minutes of total body exercise, blood flow to the skeletal muscles increases to some 70 to 75 percent and the capillaries open.More blood going to the muscles, along with more oxygen available to the working muscles, means better performance. Although difficult to administer on Read More +