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Warmups

Description

Warmups are an important part of every workout and training session, and provide a number of benefits.

First of all, and good warmup should get the circulation flowing and the heart-rate up, preparing the muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments for the rigors and demands placed on them by our workout and training. This reduces the chance of injury, and shortens recovery time. 

Warming up also creates an easier transition between the intensity level of our everyday lives off the mats, and the intense focus, concentration and energy output levels required during martial arts practice. It can help break the ice, by gradually increasing what's required, both physically and mentally. A careful selection of the order of warmup activities can gradually increase things like physical contact and trust between participants. 

Warmup Activities

Cardio

Movement & Gentle Stretching

Calisthenics

Warmup Drills

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