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Activation Exercises

  • Main purpose of a warm up: To gradually increase your heart rate, increase circulation, and prepare the body for exercise. Increased circulation = increased muscle temperature = increased oxygen supply to muscle = increase in performance and injury prevention.

  • Main purpose of activation exercises: When we are sedentary, muscle fibers can “forget” how to properly and efficiently function. Activation exercises help your brain remind the muscles how to work properly so that you can get the most bang for your buck.

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