How To Warm Up Correctly And Avoid Injury

By Sam Witter on 21st March, 2016

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Going straight into exercise, especially lifting weights, without warming up can not only result in injury but inhibit your workout.

I like to call my warm-ups with clients “corrective exercise”.

General day to day activity such as sitting down at a desk, driving and carrying the shopping all lead to tight muscles and poor posture.

My corrective exercises help my clients look better by improving posture and aligning asymmetries in the body and preparing them for exercise.

So, how do you warm up effectively?

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The foam roller is a very useful piece of equipment, it is tube shaped and can be found in most gyms.

Using a foam roller as part of a corrective exercise programme helps to lengthen weak and short muscles and break down muscle tension.

Watch my videos below on how to correctly use a foam roller to help you warm up and improve your posture.

The second part of warming up correctly is dynamic stretching, this basically means stretching with movement.

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The muscle is again being lengthened and elasticated to help prevent against injury and activate the muscle to help you get the most out of your training session.

Watch my videos below and check out my YouTube channel where I will post a new video every day this week to help with different tips on warming up.

You can also buy the foam roller online, I highly recommend it for all workouts.

All the best,

Sam

About Sam Witter

Sam Witter

Sam Witter is a personal trainer and nutritionist who has helped celebrities such as Coleen Rooney and Mel C achieve their health and fitness goals.

A love for sport and fitness growing up led him to pursue a career as a personal trainer. As he developed his knowledge of the way the body works, he became more and more interested in hormone and bio-signature analysis and the different hormonal effects of certain foods on the body.

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