Cooling down

Cooling down, is the period which allowed your body to make a smooth transition from moderate or vigorous exercise to resting state.

As you exercise your physiological state will change from state to a higher state “the cool down” will help you to retain back and adjust to the normal state which is sager than just suddenly stop exercising.

As you exercise, the cardiac output will increases which it cause the heart beat as well the amount of blood pumped per a beat to increases. As the blood shift away from the vital organ to help the muscle to start exercising it need more oxygen and extra nutrients. After finish exercise everything goes back to normal states and return to resting level. As you exercise your muscle work as blood pump it help to return the blood to the heart by contracting and relaxing.  

How to cool down?

It’s as simple as warming up before exercise. As warming up to reach the target zone, cool down is the opposite which allowed the body to shift from the target zone to the resting state. Starching is the best example of cooling down.  Which it also help to lengthen the muscles and give you a better flexibility.

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7 thoughts on “Cooling down

  1. After an intense workout, cooling down is my absolute favorite part. It is the last thing I want to do after getting all sweaty during my workout, but the most beneficial. I am actually looking into getting some yoga DVDs to realllyyyy get some stretching done and relax my body from the intense workouts.

  2. Cooling down is important but a lot of people i know always forget this. They make it so their work out fits perfectly in their day and do intense work outs for the whole time to get what they think is the best work out but they skip the cool down.

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  4. I for some reason never cool down i used to, but then I thought I would rather just sit and relax after my workout, clearly I was wrong. Thanks for solid information!

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