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What is the meaning of limbering-down. Explain its importance.

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Limber-down: After the training session a limber down of 15-20 minutes is essential to help an athlete to recover. Some light exercises are performed without giving jerk to the body to bring back the body temperature near to normal level. Limbering-down is also known as cooling-down exercises. 

Importance: 

(a) Promotes quick recovery from fatigue. 

(b) Slow exercise done after strenous activity continues the blood pumping action of the muscles, thus preventing pooling of blood in extremities, 

(c) Muscular stiffness and soreness is prevented 

(d) Reduces aches, pains and one feels fresh for training session next day.

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