On winter mornings, drivers would run their cars 10-20 minutes to warm them up. Now we turn the key and drive.
For your body, a good warm up is the key that gets the blood pumping and muscles moving. Setting aside 15-30 minutes before a workout is important to attain the desired effect. Without a warm up, your workout will not be as successful and impactful on your muscles. “A warm up serves two major purposes-to enhance performance and prevent injury. It is both physical and mental.” (1) Warming up is your body preheating itself for activity whether it be running, playing a sport, or active movement.