Your Cart is Empty

Is It REALLY Necessary To Do A Cooldown After Your Workout?

July 07, 2016 2 min read

We get it. When you're done your workout, YOU'RE DONE YOUR WORKOUT and want to get on with the rest of your life. You don't want to waste time on a cooldown. But is it really a waste? Are cooldowns a necessary part of your workout routine or just a major time suck? Well, the answer depends on your workout. https://www.instagram.com/p/BGK5GYPAHWO/?taken-by=bodyrockofficial According to John Halliwill, Ph.D., the director of the exercise physiology lab at the University of Oregon, if your workout is intense enough that holding a conversation becomes difficult, you definitely need to do a cooldown. Exercise causes an elevation in heart rate, increased blood flow to the extremities, and an opening of the blood vessels that carry blood to the muscles. When you move and your muscles contract, they help pump that blood back to your heart. Physiologists refer to this pumping as your "second heart." If you just end your exercise without a cooldown, you stop this second heart. Your heart will continue to pump large amounts of blood into your extremities but your muscles will no longer be helping that blood recirculate back to your upper body. As a result, you may feel light headed and a little nauseated. If you continue in this state, you will faint. inpost A cooldown will keep your muscles moving, helping to maintain circulation, while your cardiovascular system returns to normal, says Halliwill. More likely than not, if you feel faint, you will sit down. While this helps the blood get back to your heart, allowing the feeling to pass, it is still something you'd probably rather not experience. Halliwill says that avoiding that feeling isn't the only reason you should do a cooldown. Keeping your body moving, at a lower intensity, will allow the blood flow to your muscles to taper off at a gradual pace. It may also help the blood clear away the chemical byproducts of exercise, like lactate, while delivering important nutrients that can help your muscles rebuild and repair. https://www.instagram.com/p/BGFfxBigHXG/?taken-by=bodyrockofficial So, if you are doing an intense workout, like the ones you can find on Sweatflix℠, it IS necessary to cooldown. All you have to do is five to ten minutes of movements that use the same muscle groups, at a lighter intensity, says Halliwill. If you are running, for example, walk the last few minutes or do some dynamic stretching if you're doing a HIIT style workout. Your cooldown doesn't have to be anything crazy, just lower intensity movements that ease your body back into homeostasis. What do you do for a cooldown?

Leave a comment

Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 1 Comment

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. While health and wellness companies are essential services, there is simply an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as individuals and hospitals need more supplies than ever before. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-5 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. You will receive the tools you need to stay safe and strong at home through this difficult time. Thanks for your support and understanding.

We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.

We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)

For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.

Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.


All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.