Warming up before your strength training session or your cardio is essential for preventing injury.

Here is an easy and quick warm up you can do before working out.

Here are some of the benefits of warming up.

1. body and blood temperature rise

Warm muscles both contract more forcefully and relaxes more quickly, reducing the risk of overstretching a muscle and causing injury. Your overall body temperature also increases, which improves muscle elasticity; this can enhance speed and strength.

The temperature of blood increases as it travels through the muscles. As blood temperature goes up, the binding of oxygen to hemoglobin weakens so oxygen is more readily available to working muscles, which may improve endurance.

2. preventing injuries

Warming up helps prevent injury by increasing the length and elasticity of the muscle-tendon unit. In other words, your muscles will be better adapted to the repeated lengthening and shortening that happens during exercise.

3. increasing your range of motion

This allows your large joints (such as your shoulders and knees) to reach their maximum movement potential.