Fitness Tips — cool-down exercise

How long should I spend on the warm-up and cool-down portions of my workout?

cool-down exercise warm-up exercise

The duration of the warm-up and cool-down portions of your workout can vary, but here are some general guidelines: Warm-Up: Aim for 5-10 minutes of total warm-up time. Start with 2-3 minutes of light cardiovascular activity (e.g., jogging in place, jumping jacks). Spend 3-5 minutes performing dynamic stretches and mobility exercises targeted towards the major muscle groups you'll be working, such as the chest, shoulders, and arms. Finish the warm-up with 1-2 light sets of the main chest exercises you'll be performing, such as push-ups or bodyweight chest presses. The purpose of the warm-up is to gradually increase your heart...

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