2. Warm-up

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Frequency: 5-10 minutes, before any workout
Before you begin either cardio training or weight training, it’s important to warm up for at least five minutes, preferably ten. A fantastic warm-up would be walking quickly, gradually increasing your speed until you’re almost running. Never, ever stretch muscles during the warm-up. Only stretch muscles once they’ve been warmed up. A perfect time to stretch is AFTER you’ve exercised!