Presentation on theme: "WARM UP and COOL DOWN. Why do we need to Warm Up? To gradually prepare our whole body for exercise To avoid injury to muscles, tendons and ligaments."— Presentation transcript:
WARM UP and COOL DOWN
Why do we need to Warm Up? To gradually prepare our whole body for exercise To avoid injury to muscles, tendons and ligaments
There are 4 key stages to a WARM UP
1 Increase pulse/heart rate which raises the blood flow to the muscles Increased joint mobility Can you think of a way to achieve this?
2 Complete different stretching exercises for large muscle groups Dynamic stretching (on the move) Static stretching (on the spot) Can you write down how long you hold a stretch for in a Warm Up?
3 Refresh specific skill related practices for the activity you are participating in Can you write down an example of this for 2 different activities?
4 Prepare your mind for the activity ahead Mental preparation Focused and ready to participate
Why do we need to Cool Down To help your body recover after exercise Your heart to decrease slowly back to rest Begin with light jogging gradually down to a walking pace Complete your cool down with some stretching