Brandi J. Clark

Writer and Educator

Ben Stiller Says Yes to Warm-Ups and Cool Downs

I used to be bothered by warm-ups.

I would fast forward the tape …just to get on with the main work out…the part that mattered.

After all it was not the warm up that burned calories.

Ditto for cool downs. I would just race for the shower and get on with my day.

What changed?



No, Yoga!

Although I am sure Yoda is a firm believer of warm ups and cool downs. How else can you live that long?

At the yoga studio you have no choice but do complete a warm up and cool down, you would look like a jerk not to.

Currently, I am now powering through Jillian Michaels’ Get Ripped in 30. Even though I am at home, no one is watching, I still do warm ups and cool downs.

I have learned that it is not a waste of time, but rather a gift of time to myself.

A time to transition in and out of the activitiy at hand. And well, it feels pleasant.

Besides, if you warm-up, you need a fancy warm-up suit!

Oh Yah!

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