Doing a an executable routine of warm-up is how should a bodybuilder start his bodybuilding training and exercises. There should always be adequate form of warm up exercises for each set of muscles. The main reason why bodybuilders should always do proper warm-ups before the main training is to prevent him from any type of injury.
Joints and muscles that haven’t been properly lubricated and stretched are going to be the main root of injuries. Nobody wants to be injured especially if what he does is all with good intentions. Now you know why it is important to do warm-ups during each and every bodybuilding training, another important set of exercise shouldn’t also be neglected.
If there is a way up, there is always a way down. The same thing is applied to bodybuilding training. Warming up prior to any strenuous activities is done to prevent the body from any type of injury. Whereas warming down exercises are light stretching exercises that are done to properly cool down the body. Though this may be the last stage to completing a bodybuilding training, it is as important as the set of reps done during the training proper.
The reason? You really don’t want to wake up the next morning with sore muscles and aching body, do you? Not only that, an abrupt halt from heavy exercises deprives the body from going back to its normal heart rate, pulse and body temperature. This makes it difficult for the muscles to adjust and relax as well and results to the tightening of muscles and joints.
Distribute light stretching exercises to your hamstring, biceps and quadriceps. Each set of light stretching should be done equally. Try to move in the same pace when shifting from an area of the body to the next.
Allow your body to work its way from fast and heavy exercises to slow and smoothing stretches to ensure you of a sore-free body afterward.