Length and Type of Warm Up before a Strength Training Session

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Prior to your training session, you should warm up on a cardio machine (i.e. treadmill or elliptical) to increase your body temperature according to the following:

• Under 50 of age: 3-5 minutes

• Over 50 years old: 10 minutes

After your 5 or 10 minutes warm up, begin a low-intensity set of your planned exercises with light weight to properly prepare your muscles and joints.

Source: Renato Barrose, Ph.D. student at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil: author of the strength-training study
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