Warm Up & Cool Down Quick Facts
- Always warm up before starting strength-training workouts.
- Gradually decrease your intensity as you finish a cardio workout; do not stop abruptly. This can be hard on your heart and your body.
- Cool-downs help prevent muscle soreness, dizziness and fainting.
- Maintain your fluids before, during and after your workout. It's easy to forget to rehydrate and maintain hydration, however, hydrated muscles perform much more efficiently than dehydrated muscles.