Not only to avoid stiffness…

Warming is an essential and common technique performed before starting the session of any type of sports training. The intensity and form of development of the warming will depend on the type of sport you want to practice, environmental conditions and readiness of the athlete.

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If we want to get the most efficiency of our body to face the effort we make, we will need an adaptation phase, which will activate a series of mechanisms of cardiac adaptation, muscular, circulatory, nervous and respiratory that will allow us to be efficient.

THE EFFECTS AND BENEFITS OF WARMING:

  • Increase the capacity of muscular contractility: the first effect of warming is a growth of the blood flow towards the muscles that make the effort. This is very important, since the first consequence is the temperature increases of the exercised muscle group, obtaining higher intramuscular viscosity, which reduces friction and increases elasticity. The contractile capacity of many agonist muscles is favored, facilitating the movements at great speed. And not only that, the growth of blood flow provides a greater supply of oxygen and nutrients essential for the optimal functioning of the muscle.
  • Improve the level of psychomotricity: the repetition of the movements preceding the training phase itself, allows adapting the neuromuscular system to the type of load to be performed, obtaining a clear improvement in the kinetic and psychological sense, since with the repetitions the. attention grows, sensory perception and concentration, creating a state of mind necessary to sustain the subsequent physical effort.
  • Prevention of Injury: the lack of warming results in a friction between the muscle fibers and a lack of coordination between the agonist and antagonist muscles which translates as the cause of the fibrillar ruptures and tendon more frequently, contractures, etc.
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Run for your life!

We got bored with the idea of repeating the ”surprising and recently discovered” benefits which sports can aport to our health…

Physical benefits:

  • Upgrades the condition and endurance
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Helps keeping a healthy weight
  • Upgrades the muscular strength
  • Improves the movement of the joints and makes them more flexible
  • The tiredness is greatly reduced

Psiquical benefits:

  • Reduces the ”social isolation”
  • Self-esteem improvement
  • Lowers the stress and tension
  • Anti-depressive
  • It helps you to get relaxed
  • Increases alertness
  • Improves your mind’s functionality
  • Decreases the rate of labor accidents
  • Improves the agressiveness’ control

“OKAY, I GOT IT! BUT WHICH SPORT AND WHY? RUNNING. SIMPLE, CHEAP AND EASY TO DO ALMOST EVERYWHERE, ITS ALSO ONE OF THE SPORTS IN WHICH WE HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE TO GUIDE YOU.”

Because we care about you, reader, and we wish you a long life and because we do not believe in coincidences and also because we know that it is not so easy to start a new lifestyle, especially with running, we want to help you. Take advantage of this opportunity.

FOR THAT, YOU’LL NEED:
  1. Special trainers. They are a really important element in order to prevent any possible injuries. You can find many shops where a specialist can help you, however you shouldn’t go to the big markets because its more probable to go the wrong place. Watch out! There is a big difference between starting running and being more experienced, because you will need more specific gear. Your weight, the way which you step and the distance you’ll usually run are important factors.
  2. Sportswear
  3. A training plan
  4. Stretching before and after running. This will prevent injuries and other future damages.

We also recommend you:

  1. Some friends who want to go with you
  2. Some music to motivate yourself, but beware with the rythm, it can affect your breathing frequency and end up causing many troubles
  3. Perseverance
  4. Water to hydrate yourself after running, some people are able to drink it during the session if it takes a long time. About energetic drinks, make sure they don’t have caffeine or other similar products like taurine, they can be harmful, specially if you have some heart problems.

Do today the things others don’t, to live tomorrow while others can’t.

Zig Ziglar