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Warming up has many benefits. The main benefit to warming up is injury prevention because the blood will be pumping to an area, lowering the chance of a muscle pull or joint injury.


If you've watched track competitions, you would have noticed that the athletes jump around, run a few steps forth and back before their actual races. You've probably seen swimmers flapping their arms around their bodies, rotating them above their heads, etc before a big competition. You've seen soccer players jog near the field, tossing balls ...


A warm up is often dependent on the sport. For instance, before I play soccer,i specifically warm up my legs because I know I will be using them the most. I wouldn't warm up my arms. As you stated, warming up is getting the blood flowing, and this is exactly right. Your muscles do not receive as much blood flow when they are not in extreme use, so doing some ...

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