Your warm up time, the 10-15 mins prior to class starting, is extremely important to our ability to perform during class… Our CrossFit Warm up is the foundation and it is essential we build from it.
Why do we warm up?
When we are getting ready to use specific muscles that have not been used all day… they could be cold, tight and stiff. Our range of motion and flexibility are all compromised, the risk of muscle tears significantly increases. Our main goal is to work safely and efficiently, without a proper warm up we cannot work at our full potential. We are putting our bodies through some hellacious workouts so we need to prepare it and maintain it!
Benefits of warming up:
- Increase Range of Motion
- Decrease risk of injury
- Increase performance
- Increase blood flow
- Decrease fatigue during exercise
- Prepare your heart for increased activity
- Prepare you mentally, increase focus
Lastly a link to an article from the Tabata Times website with some key points to proper warm ups.
Moral of the story: get to class 10-15 mins early to get your CF Warm up in… It’ll make a world