Warming up before exercising is crucial to the muscular activity that follows. The increased body temperature reduces injuries and improves performance during weight lifting or other type of physical activity. With a warmed–up body the knee fluids increase, oxygen intake is greater and nerves work faster; all of that reduces the risk of injuries drastically, especially when lifting heavy weights.
To get warmed up, allow yourself at least 10 to 15 minutes. Run on the treadmill for about 5 minutes until you put on some sweat. Then finish with a good stretch. There is plenty of time to dedicate attention on wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles and waist. After the warm up, rest 2 to 3 minutes. Consider them to be your motivation time before the quality workout.
If you feel that 10 to 15 minutes is to much, feel free to spend less time warming up; just make sure you start sweating. The treadmill is not the only way to warm up; you can do rope jumping instead. Rope jumping also “wakes up” the heart, lungs and body temperature.
Results will start lining up more effectively with a proper body temperature in place. Have fun!