Our fitness expert Justin Rundle says: Warm up or risk injury | Health
So you're getting a little older, the cracks are getting louder when you get up from the chair and kick starting the engine that is your body might take a hair bit longer these days. That's where our fitness expert Justin Rundle comes in. I caught up with Justin to talk about the importance of warming up.
Warming up is often overlooked by people especially if you're younger. But warming up properly is important no matter what your age.
Warming Up, What’s That?
I often see too many athletes and exercise enthusiasts jump into their weight training regimens cold. Cold muscle fiber is far less elastic and more susceptible to injury. To reduce potential injuries and to perform your workout at the most optimal level, increase the temperature of your muscle fiber.
Warm muscle fiber contracts more forcefully, but relaxes quicker than when cold. Also, warming up improves circulation which in turn provides more oxygen to your muscle fiber, increases range of motion and turns on your natural heat dissipation mechanism (sweating) to provide a natural cooling off when pushing yourself to new levels. This should be done with movement, not static stretching.
Progressively walk, light jog, bike, row, or use the elliptical machines for five to ten minutes. Then do our core specific, dynamic warm up routine found at (www.jrunfitpro.com or Facebook Rundle Performance Training). Now that you are sweating, you are ready for your weight-training program.
Check out our site and our Rundle Performance Training Facebook page for regularly updated workout, nutrition, motivation and Q and A videos. Always feel free to ask questions. When in doubt, eat clean and keep moving!
Gold’s Gym and Rundle Performance Training’s Elite Competition Prep Seminar
Have you ever had any interest competing in a bodybuilding show? The 2012 Night of Champions is a local contest and the show is right around the corner. The NOC offers divisions for all competitors. Divisions include Bodybuilding, Women's Figure, Bikini, Women's Physique and Men's Physique. You have the opportunity to learn from local training specialists and current national level competitors on the fundamentals of preparation for all the listed divisions.
Not only will you be able to learn from three time, current national level figure competitor and two time national level men's physique competitor (also the trainer of last years NOC, overall men's physique champion) Jessica and Justin Rundle, on the fundamentals of these divisions, we will also overview every aspect of preparing for a show. This can be provided in an overview during our seminar, Saturday, August 11th at noon, or in an individual or small group format.
Representing Bodybuilding is Spokane's very own national competitor, bodybuilding expert and NPC judge, Tramell Taylor. Tramell is a top ranked national competitor and has judged for the National Physique Committee for years.Lydia Prichard (Taylor) is an expert in both the bikini and figure divisions. She is a national level competitor as well as an NPC judge. As of this year, she competed in the Jr. USA’s, national level show.
We believe success is an outcome of preparation. Learn everything you need to know, especially the fundamentals of posing and stage presence with the positive critiques of experts. As well, there will be a Q and A portion to cover any areas of uncertainty. Seminar is Saturday, August 11th at noon. Cost is $20 dollars, payable at the door. Join our Rundle Performance Training page on Facebook or our site www.jrunfitpro.com for more details or advice. Also, you can join our seminar Facebook event to join in pre-seminar discussion.