Stretching Warmup Exercises for Dance, Gymnastics, Trampoline and Kids Fitness
5 Warmup Exercises for Strengthening and Conditioning
Warmup exercises before activities like gymnastics, trampoline, dance, tumbling, ballet, skating and other ritness activities and sports are necessary to precondition the body to the upcoming activity and also to cool down again afterwards. Stretching and warmup exercises can prevent injury and lead to a more satisfactory activity or workout.
One warmup exercise focusses on the shoulders. The shoulder warmup exercise involves placing the right arm across the chest and putting some resistance on it with the other arm for a comfortable stretch. Hold stretches for about 30 seconds when warming up and 1 min. if cooling down after the activity. The Fit For A Feast video in this hub shows how the stretch is done.
Exercise Stretching Stretches like Splits
Hip and Front Leg Stretches
Stretching hips and the quads is very important prior to trampoline and other exercise. Simple stretches can be done in stages. Holding stretches for at least 30 seconds yields more benefits. Stretching for 5-10 seconds does little to actually stretch the muscle or warm muscles up for exercise. Many people realize they need to warmup prior to exercise, but after the activity has ended, it is equally important to stretch again for a cool down routine.
Stretches and Warmup Exercises
Fitness and Dance for Kids, Tweens and Teens
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Kids video training for dance, gymnastics, fitness and even cooking recipes. The website is fitforafeast.com and the youtube channel with over 100 training and kids videos is youtube.com/fitforafeast
Upper Body and Back Stretches
Back and Side Stretches
Warming up back and side muscles is very important prior to rigorous physical activity. Simple exercises such as just putting your arms out to the side and twisting left to right can adequately prepare the back and side muscles for the upcoming activity. The routing can be done for about a minute when warming up and another minute when cooling down after the activity. Alternatively, you can also swing the arms left and right as you attempt to touch your toes. Each of these exercises stretches a different part of the back.
Unlike exercises for the back that alleviate back pain which are more stationary exercises that involve lying down flat and pulling knees toward the back or other floor exercise, these back and side stretches that prepare for physical activity also get the blood flowing at the same time.