Every day, thousands of people in our fitness conscious culture do just what the TV commercials and their doctors tell them: "Play hard," "Just do it." They challenge their cardiovascular systems, participate in aerobics, work out with weights and machines, compete at games they last played in their youth, ride bikes, and run races. But they also injure themselves at an alarming rate, losing hours of enjoyment and even employment, as over-exertion and under-preparation take their toll. Calisthenics and stretching, athletic warmups familiar to most athletes, take too long, are awkward to do in public, and are often improperly done. In some cases, they can do more harm than good.
The main exercises, finger-pressure exercises, meridian-stretching exercises and flexibility tests that are described and illustrated in The Acupressure Warmup can enliven and prepare every major muscle system in the body. A routine of less than 10 minutes a day can improve your flexibility, enhance your performance, treat common injuries, and prevent their recurrence. It is an easy and effective solution for obtaining maximal enjoyment from sports for fitness and fun.
The Acupressure Warm-up is easy to learn. There are no awkward bends or twists and, unlike calisthenics or stretching, it relies on position, not force. There is no need, no temptation, or even any possibility of overdoing the routine. The Acupressure Warm-up eliminates overstretching, one of the most common sources of injury, and most importantly, it does what a warm-up absolutely must do: increase the flow of blood and heat to your muscles. Young or old, beginner or pro, you will notice an immediate improvement.