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What are some warm-up and cool-down exercises?

NASM recommends to incorporate self myofascial release and stretching as part of a warm-up. Many people believe a warm-up should be 5-10 minutes of running on a treadmill or on a bicycle. However, self myofascial release and stretching can align tissue and prevent injury during your exercise routine. In addition, using self myofascial release and stretching as a cool-down will allow muscles to return to their resting length and allow metabolites and excess blow to leave the muscle tissue.

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