The Importance of Warming Up

Warming up is more important in winter!

Frozen muscles are not productive muscles and with winter fast approaching, it’s time to up your warm up game. Reasons why you want to pay extra attention to warming up include remaining injury free and getting the most out of your work out this winter. Cold muscles are more likely to strain under stress and are less likely to provide you with the optimal strength you need to excel with your fitness plan. 

Staying loose means being patient 

For building muscle or preventing injury, muscles always respond better to a gentle warm up rather than a blitz. This holds more gravity in the winter, when muscles need a bit more time to truly warm up. Pay close attention to warming your body up as a whole: as body temperature rises, so too will the temperature of your muscles, loosening them up so that they can contract and relax more efficiently. 

The warm up is worth it.

The extra minutes you spend during warm up will pay massive dividends when you reach the end of winter injury free. At Holmes Chiropractic, we want to show you how a solid warm up routine can make all the difference in the prevention of injury and in boosting your athletic performance. If you need extra attention to any part of your body, whether it be restoring balance to your spine, treating tight muscles or improving range of motion give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.