The Importance of the Warm Up and Cool Down (and What to Do!)

Thank you to Lifelong Endurance for sharing this extremely valuable information with me and allowing me to share with YOU!

Why is warming up and cooling down important? I’m not a scientist, but I have seen firsthand how it has helped me stay healthy, mobile, and able to run pain-free. I was always a “step out the door and run” kind of gal, but it took about 2 years until that caught up with me.

So! I am so excited to share this – it truly has been the REASON I am able to run. I have had a recent piriformis/glute issue that was keeping me from doing what I love and was really causing me a lot of pain and just overall crampin’ my style!

I am finally managing it – I wouldn’t say it’s completely GONE, but I am doing just that – managing it.

It’s a valuable lesson I’ve learned – to be able to do personal maintenance in order to healand prevent injury. The thing I love most about this is that I’ve been able to make it a routine. This warm up and cool down isn’t anything too extensive or time consuming (if it were, I would probably avoid it all together). It’s quick, easy to remember, and can easily become part of a routine.

So, here it is! Feel free to use this and please let me know if you do and how it works for you!

warm up

Do you have a warm up and/or cool down routine? Would you add anything?

What is your least or most favorite part of a warm up/cool down?

Run happy, friends!

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