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Cool-down?

Post by xavierjaguilar » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:36 pm

I've had some friends do cool-down exercises after a workout. Usually, it's a lower intensity cardio exercise, such as rowing or treadmill running, but keeping speed/cadence fairly low. It's usually a 5 or 10 minute thing. I've never personally tried a cool-down like that after a workout and I'm curious to hear what some of you on these forums think about cool-downs like the one I just described, or other types of exercises done after a workout. Are cool-downs a good idea?


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Post by TimD » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:30 pm

I like cool-downs. I've found it aids with recovery and less DOMS. I don't know if there is any research on it's possible positive benefits, just m personal preference. Might want to do a search on it.
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Post by Pauly420 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:44 pm

I dont know, once im done lifting i prefer driving home, getting a shake in me and starting up a nice big meal. I think whatever your body is used to works.

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Re: Cool-down?

Post by Stephen Johnson » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:43 pm

xavierjaguilar wrote:I've had some friends do cool-down exercises after a workout. Usually, it's a lower intensity cardio exercise, such as rowing or treadmill running, but keeping speed/cadence fairly low. It's usually a 5 or 10 minute thing. Are cool-downs a good idea?
Cool downs are crucial for runners and other cardio athletes who have exercised-induced heart rates elevated more than 70 - 80% of their resting heart rate. A sudden stop from vigorous exercise markedly increases the possibility of heart arrthymias.


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Re: Cool-down?

Post by Jungledoc » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:39 pm

Stephen Johnson wrote:
xavierjaguilar wrote:I've had some friends do cool-down exercises after a workout. Usually, it's a lower intensity cardio exercise, such as rowing or treadmill running, but keeping speed/cadence fairly low. It's usually a 5 or 10 minute thing. Are cool-downs a good idea?
Cool downs are crucial for runners and other cardio athletes who have exercised-induced heart rates elevated more than 70 - 80% of their resting heart rate. A sudden stop from vigorous exercise markedly increases the possibility of heart arrthymias.
Stephen, I hadn't heard this before. Do you have a reference?

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Re: Cool-down?

Post by Stephen Johnson » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:03 pm

Jungledoc wrote:
Stephen Johnson wrote:
xavierjaguilar wrote:I've had some friends do cool-down exercises after a workout. Usually, it's a lower intensity cardio exercise, such as rowing or treadmill running, but keeping speed/cadence fairly low. It's usually a 5 or 10 minute thing. Are cool-downs a good idea?
Cool downs are crucial for runners and other cardio athletes who have exercised-induced heart rates elevated more than 70 - 80% of their resting heart rate. A sudden stop from vigorous exercise markedly increases the possibility of heart arrthymias.
Stephen, I hadn't heard this before. Do you have a reference?
No, it was something that I was told when I was involved with the Road Runners years ago. Is it in error?


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