The Importance of a Proper Cooldown

Kristofer Klith  |  Fitness and Sports Instructor, Personal Support Programs A proper cooldown should have 3 focuses; lowering heart rate, relaxing tissues, and decreasing muscle soreness. To allow this to happen in a safe effective manner we use a two-step process. The first step is slowing down the body with a light aerobic exercise for 5-10 minutes to allow for oxygen to reach the muscles and to flush out lactic…

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Building a Proper Warm Up

Taylor Hurlock  |  Physical Exercise Specialist, Personnel Support Programs A proper warm up will help to safely increase heart rate, prepare muscles and tissues for the work ahead, and prevent injury from occurring. Most people start their warm up with stretching; however, static stretching relaxes our tissues which can put us at greater risk of injury. It is best to start with 5 to 10 minutes of light aerobic activity, such as…

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Want a chance to win your own holiday fitness gift?

To enter, all you need to do is: 1. Like/Share the Holiday Prize Pack Contest post on the CFB Kingston Personnel Support Programs Facebook page; and 2. Tell us how many gymnasiums the CFB Kingston Base Gym has. Hint: check out the latest PSP Kingston CKWS TV Morning Show video at www.pspkingston.com We’ll be announcing the lucky winners next Friday, December 9th, so check back then to see if you’re one of them!…

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