Originally Researched and Written by Khara Hanlon of Dance Magazine Summarized here by Richelle Stevenson, LAT What is a Warm-Up? Just as the name implies, a "warm-up" involves increasing your core body temperature. However, this increase in temperature does more than make you feel "warm." The process of raising core temperature prepares the muscles and joints to function optimally, enabling you to dance to your fullest ability and reduces your risk of injury. As the author explains, "During the warm-up there is an increase in the amount of energy required by your working muscles. This means your body needs to consume more oxygen and fuel (glucose) to generate energy to power your muscl
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