365 Ways #254–Workout foreplay

#254--A proper warm up should raise the temperature of the body by one or two degrees Celsius (1.4° to 2.8° Fahrenheit). According to Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training by Tom Kurz, a good warm up will increase awareness, improve coordination, improve elasticity and contractibility of muscles, lubricate the working joints, as well as heighten the efficiency of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Additionally, dilation of the blood vessels will occur, resulting in improvement of the body’s cooling efficiency. Activation of enzymes responsible for energy metabolism will also be increased. One final benefit will be higher levels of excitation in both the nervous and hormonal systems so that the body is primed for peak physical performance. In that sense, it's kind of like sex...

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