Il riscaldamento prima dello sport by Federica Colombo

Warming up before sport by Federica Colombo

We know well before starting a workout in the gym, a run, a game of padel or any other sporting activity, there is a fundamental moment that should never be overlooked but which unfortunately many of us underestimate: the warm-up phase.

Often those who practice any sporting activity tend to attribute little importance to the warm-up, considering it not very useful, boring and "accusing it" of taking away precious time from what is the main performance.

The reality, however, is very different: the warm-up phase is very useful because it serves to raise the body temperature by one or two degrees, thus improving the fluidity of the blood and promoting the oxygenation of the muscles, thus making them more elastic and reactive.

Having more ready and reactive muscles and tendons, as well as allowing your body to express itself at its best, helps to significantly reduce traumatic events such as tears, inflammation and other muscle or tendon problems.

So how can we best prepare ourselves before carrying out physical activity?

We asked Federica Colombo , expert personal trainer and online coach.

The pre-workout warm-up is very important to reduce the possibility of injury and prepare the body for movement, and for this reason it should vary depending on the activity you will be carrying out.

In general, to prepare for any physical activity it is necessary to raise the body temperature with low intensity aerobic exercises, for about 10/15 minutes.

For example, a warm-up exercise sequence might consist of squats, jumping jacks, running in place, skipping rope, gentle running on a treadmill, elliptical machine, or stationary bike.

No less important is joint mobility, to be trained through repeated exercises also with the use of elastic bands, such as joint rotations of the shoulders, arms, rotations of the trunk and mobilization of the spine.

The warm-up is therefore considered very important and necessary because it activates the cardio/circulatory, muscular and respiratory systems.

I highly recommend always doing it as an initial and integral part of your workouts!

Our advice?

Before each training session, try WARMUP CREAM , the cream designed to prepare muscles and tendons, which combined with 10-15 minutes of warm-up helps the correct functioning of muscles and tendons, getting the most out of your body and limiting the onset of discomfort, strains or other muscle complications.