Warming up prior to a run is necessary for a number of different reasons. Ideally we warm up prior to in order to prepare our body and to decrease our risk of injury during the run. This consists of increasing blood flow to the proper muscles and activating them in order to increase our human performance and get the most out of each run.
Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work on the medical team for numerous events such as: USA Track & Field Olympic Trials, IAAF Track and Field World Championships, USA Track & Field National Championships, Nike EYBL Peach Jam, Quicksilver Pro Surfing Championships and many more.
The smartest and most efficient warm up is one that gives your body a chance to loosen up, gradually increases your blood flow and heart rate, and prepares you for your intended sport.
Research has concluded that dynamic stretching prior to activity has been shown to improve our human performance by having a positive influence on our power, speed, agility, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity
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