It’s so important to warm up prior to working out as it prepares the body for exercise by gently increasing circulation and heart rate. This in turn, loosens the joints, increases blood flow and supply of oxygen to the muscles and reduces the risk of injury. The reduction of soreness post workout, is also a huge benefit.
Warm ups should last for between 10-20 mins and include a combination of dynamic stretches i.e arm, leg and hip swings and cardio i.e walking or light jogging.
So, in order to get the most out of your workouts and prevent injuries and muscles soreness that could leave you side lined for weeks, make your warm ups as much of a priority as your actual workouts.