Regardless of your goals and training routines, there is an exercise sequence that should be followed to improve exercise performance and reduce the risk of injury. This sequence includes warming-up, stretching, and cooling-down, as outlined in Figure 4-4. The rationale for following this sequence is discussed next.
Figure 4-4. Recommended Exercise Sequence
3. Physical Activity Session
*Refer to the exercises found in Levels 2 and 3 of the Physical Activity Pyramid. **For more information on stretching see Chapter 9.
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