JLBC Cadets It remains unclear in which situation a cool down might re- duce soreness, as it depends on how intense and how long your workout was, as well as what shape you are in, to begin with.
There might be a placebo effect regarding the benefits of
a cool down. Some findings suggest that you only benefit from a cool down if you believe it positively affects your body.
JLBC Cadets, IS IT ESSENTIAL TO COOL DOWN AFTER YOUR TRAINING?
Not necessarily. However, even if the benefits of cooling down are not yet scientifically proven, your best bet is to rely on how you feel. As much as the warm-up provides good mental preparation for the workout, the cool-down can be an excellent way to relax afterward and get back into your day. If you enjoy stretching, foam rolling, or doing yoga at the end of your workout – keep it up! If you are unsure, try cooling down and see how it makes you feel.
The 12-week training plan in the Results app already provides optimal warm-up and cool-down sessions along with your personalized bodyweight training!
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