Importance of Cool down Exercises

I am Jacob, I am a senior gym instructor in a reputed gym and now I have started a new blog. I am here, to share some useful tips for doing various exercises in the gym. We all talk about warm-up exercises and heavy workouts, which are important for doing exercises. Cool down exercises are also important equally.

It is essential to do cool down exercises because when you do heavy workout the level of adrenaline level goes up in the blood. It is important to do some cool down exercises to minimize the level of the adrenaline. Cool down exercises are important because when we do heavy workouts, our heart rate increases and when we suddenly stop doing exercises, then the blood pooling occurs in our muscles with the accumulation of lactic acid. This is the main reason, when we feel like fainting and dizziness. This can be avoided by only doing some cool down exercises. Here are some useful tips to do cool down exercises.

Reduce Your Speed

When you are doing cardiovascular workout, then it becomes important for you to do cool down exercise. This can be done easily by reducing the speed. For example, if you are running on the treadmill then, reduce the speed slowly. Do this for at least five minutes, so that your heart rate comes to normal. This helps your body to go to the pre-workout stage.

Reduce the Intensity

When you are doing some heavy workouts with the weights then slowly reduce the weight. Lift some light weight when you feel to end your workout. This will help your body to ease out and will make you feel relaxed.

Stretching Exercises

Stretching exercises are ideal way to do cool down exercises, this helps in reducing in soreness in the muscles. Stretching exercises are child pose, bridge pose, butterfly pose, shoulder stretch, chest stretch, calf stretch, glute stretch and hamstring stretch. Stretching exercises are good for avoiding any injuries and soreness. To perform quadriceps stretch, you have to stand on one leg and touch the hand to the wall and try to balance. Now, pull the feet upwards and hold and stretch for 20 seconds. Repeat this and other stretching exercises for 30 minutes.

Other Cool down Exercises

There are many other cool down exercises such as yoga, slow walking, doing cycling slowly. You can also do some other exercises like swimming and dancing. You can also do some household work like water to the plants, fold the clothes, do some work in the kitchen, which are also a good cool down exercises. This will help you to cool down easily after heavy workout.

It is essential to do cool down exercises because it relaxes your muscles and make you feel better. Many researches has been done before, which says that, people who avoid doing cool down exercises get many problems like DOMS, which means Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness. In this state, the muscle will start hurting you in few hours, if you have not cooled down exercises.