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What are some good warm-up and cool-down exercises?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Be creative
Follow some general principles & you can be creative to find something that works for you.
A good warm-up involves big movements (to increase your heart rate), using the muscle you are about to exercise. The cool-down signals your body that it is time to relax and allows your systems (including your heart rate) to slowly throttle down. Check this link for an example. http://youtu.be/7j2riuhkkxo.

In brief: Be creative
Follow some general principles & you can be creative to find something that works for you.
A good warm-up involves big movements (to increase your heart rate), using the muscle you are about to exercise. The cool-down signals your body that it is time to relax and allows your systems (including your heart rate) to slowly throttle down. Check this link for an example. http://youtu.be/7j2riuhkkxo.
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