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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.

F. Michael Gloth, III
Geriatric Medicine
Warm-up and cool-down exercises usually don't use weights, but rely more on light calisthenics. Walking at a slow pace with longer strides is always good as either part of the warm-up or cool-down routine. Stretching exercises might be useful as part of a warm-up set or to cool down at the completion of your exercise routine.
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