Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Do NOT Forget to Warmup!

After having a few discussing with people who have been training with kettlebells for a while, it has come to my attention that people often skip a warmup.  The excuses given usually have something to do with time, and the belief is often that spend those 10 minutes doing more kettlebell work will get them in shape faster.  Sadly, the only thing it is likely to do is get you injured. 

A proper warmup loosens the joints and prepares the muscles and nervous system for activity.  A good warmup will improve your performance and drastically lower your risk for injury.  In many cases, spending those 10 minutes warming up will often improve your performance in whatever routine you were planning on doing.  That means that even though you spent 10 minutes less on training, you got more out of it!

So here are some ideas for warming up: 

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