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Running Warm Down

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During training your muscles will work hard and as a result will produce waste products. It is important to do an active warm down (in most cases a jog and stretch) after sessions. This raises the heart rate gently, which pumps more blood round the body and flushes these waste products away from the muscles.

A similar jog to the warm up is advisable.

Stretching when warming down is also useful, although frequently time or willpower means this is neglected - an extra few minutes put in here can reap long term benefits.

If you can summon the energy, it will help reduce stiffness in the following days and can also help with the prevention of injuries.

Static stretches are the best ones to do at this stage of a session as they help lengthen muscles back to their state at the beginning of the session.

Warming Down
Warming down is not done like this

Cooling Down

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