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Are You Warming-Up Before You Exercise? Does It Really Matter?

How much does it matter? You might as well run your car without oil and see how long it lasts. Warming up properly before exercise is incredibly important. Not only does it help reduce injury, it will also improve your performance. Are you the stretch-and-go type? Save the static stretching for after the workout! Sitting and touching your toes or getting a quick calf stretch before going for a run is just not going to cut it. Static stretching (holding a stretch for 10+ seconds) actually weakens your muscles/tendons before exercise and decreases power output. While some static stretching is OK before exercise, save the majority for after a workout to increase flexibility when the muscles ar

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