Heat...I've never understood this.
Am I right when I say that heat is meant to make tissue soft, flexible and pliable in order to avoid injury. And am I also right in saying that what causes growth is the breaking down of cells that (when repaired) become bigger, or multiply.
Now wouldn’t we be more susceptible to breaking down these tissues if they were less elastic (i.e. no warm-up).
I personally think that I get a better work-out when I don’t warm up, does this sound reasonable? Does anyone have any evidence that warm-ups actually help the tissue break and multiply. It just seems to me that it would do the opposite.
Any opinions or scientific explanations?
*By the way… I do fully believe in heat AFTER workouts.