Not a medic and a novice trotter.But a senior person who makes warm up, dynamic stretching and static stretching mandatory in order to function daily.
Thanks to Abi, who posted a link, over on Marathon/winter speed challenge about the requirement of warming up before sprinting and quick pace running I made a couple of connections.Surprisingly our warm ups, even if done, are only effective for 45mins.🤔
I assume that if you do not keep moving and have a lengthy interruption, presumably you should warm up again.🤔
However the kind of non qualified connection I have made is this.
For treatment of niggles or injuries,
fact and general rule, new injury ice, old injury heat.Both do the same thing, they increase the blood flow to the injury and it’s the increased blood supply that accelerates the repair.🤔
So here is my thought, each time you warm up properly, and increase the blood flow which also increases the contact area in your joints and therefore decreases the point loading and therefore reduces your risk of injury, does it also give you a kind of initiation of a repair tonic🤔 to all of your body.
I want to believe yes and I do believe yes.For me it is not a zero return.
Similarly I wondered if as triathletes and others do, dive into the cold sea, if this also switches on repair mechanisms, alla icing treatment.🤔
Lastly for now and not possibly related to the above , static stretching,not over stretching, lowers your heart rate, disperses Adrenalin, and returns your contracted muscles to ensure no cramping and tears and a good following day recovery, ready to go again.So for me this is also mandatory.The dispersion of Adrenalin in the light of Lordi ‘s experience reported recently, and un explained heart rate spike🤔, jury’s out🤔it is interesting.🤔
Thank you Abi for posting the link, Runner’s world article.🤔Tried not to go off on one again.
Atb to this forum.👊💥🏃♀️🏃♂️💥👏👏