mind and body up is one key to success in any endeavor. You can
warm your mind and body by doing vigorous exercises while motivating
your self. Examples of motivating yourself include: telling your
self how and why you will execute your skills or how and why you
have trained so hard or how and why you intend to react in certain
situations. This form of warming up not only gets your muscles
warm and pliable, it also reaffirms your mind that you are ready.
Some examples of exercises include: jumping jacks, shadow wrestling,
running in place, and jumping rope. The idea behind this type
of warming up is mental and physical for a purpose. Your mind
can wonder at any given time unless you control it. And, if you
persistently (all the time) motivate yourself while exercising,
you energize your mind and body.
is essential for you to have practiced how you will warm or get
your mind and body ready for action. Everything in life takes
practice whether it is walking or talking or algebra or warming
up. Most of you warm up with your teams and this is good. Some
of you forget these key warm ups for tournaments or competition.
You may warm up the same way you do for practice for your matches.
Add the mental element to your warm ups and you will have complete
control of your self.
down is also important. You can warm down physically by walking
around or doing lighter (using less energy) exercises. This lets
the blood flow back to all of the muscles and organs of your body
(re-energizing or re-fueling you) rather than pooling blood in
any one area which causes you to feel sluggish and tired. As you
are warming down, it is also important to analyze what happened
and why in your mind. If you made a mistake, ask your coach or
teacher how and why the mistake happened so you can correct it.
If you made no mistakes, ask your self how you could have done
better. Either way, congratulate yourself because of your effort
Finally, stretch after warming up and down.
are here: Home > Training
> Warm Up