Preparation is key for a great workout.
BY CHRIS THOMAE, NASM CPT, PES, CES
Q: What’s the most common mistake you see your clients make in the gym?
A: The most common mistake I see clients and other exercisers make is not performing a proper warm-up and cool-down before exercise. The benefits of performing warm-ups and cool- downs remains a heated debate in the industry relating to increased risk of exercise-induced injury. However, there is enough scientific evidence to conclude that not preparing your body for exercise has more risk to potential injury to lead me to view the warm-up and cool-down as a critical component.