“I don’t have time for a warmup”, “It’s common knowledge that you do not need to warmup before your workout” or even “Duh bro, stretching only makes you weak!”.
All of the above can often be heard in one form or another in gyms all around. Warming up has – at least recently – been an interesting topic of discussion as more controversial information has emerged. Thus, this is a great area to do some deeper digging. Read on to discover the pros and cons of warming up and stretching.
Everyone these days has a stiff lower back. Well 80% of everyone does, according to research. Why? Because we've prioritized things like productivity and quarterly profits over our personal well-being. Ever heard the catchphrase "sitting is the new smoking?". While recent research has added more nuance to the picture, a sedentary lifestyle has been clearly linked with depression, diabetes, and even cancer.
You can replace going to the gym every day, multiple sets, hours of cardio and corny gym smalltalk with a SINGLE 15 MINUTE WORKOUT. #intensity #sciencewins
Surely you would expect a list of productivity hacks, allowing you to get more done, bust out more TPS reports and smash your Q3 quota. Maybe tips on geometric tie patterns to dazzle your new boss? At least an excel macro or two..? Heck. NO