A cool down after exercise is important as it helps to reduce the risk of injury and muscle soreness.

Describe other reasons why a coach should encourage their team to perform a cool down after exercise.

Give two examples of cool down activities and give four reasons why a cool down is important following physical activities.

Low intensity exercise [[helps circulate blood flow]] which then [[increases the removal of waste products such as lactic acid.]]

This will help [[reduce the risk of muscle soreness and stiffness.]]

Stretching [[muscles will also help recovery by removing lactic acid]] therefore helping [[reduce the risk of muscle soreness and stiffness.]]

Which of the following are benefits of a cool down?