cooldown


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cool·down

 (ko͞ol′doun′)
n.
A period following strenuous physical activity in which stretching or milder exercise is performed to allow the body gradually to return to normal.

cooldown

(ˈkuːlˌdaʊn)
n
a series of gentle stretching exercises conducted after strenuous activity in order to allow the heart rate to gradually return to normal
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Although he knows of no research into its importance, a cooldown just "makes sense, to move from an intense process in an orderly way--just as it makes sense to move into an intense process in an orderly way.
Static stretches can damage cold muscles and should only be used during the after-activity cooldown (more on that below).
A very gradual cooldown is expected to set in from late tonight onward, with highs eventually dropping to the mid-80s by the middle of next week.
The cycle can occur three times before a 15-minute cooldown is required.
It requires no polishing; however, dirt nibs can be buffed immediately after cooldown.
Lower rates could arrest the cooldown in China's once red-hot property market, where fizzling growth is increasingly dragging on the broader economy, sapping demand for housing-related products from appliances and furniture to cement and steel.
Evidence has mounted in recent weeks that those measures are beginning to have some effect, arresting a cooldown in activity which saw growth slide to an 18-month low of 7.
The meat of the book covers nutrition, warmup and cooldown, the role of aerobic vs.
In the late 1970's the company played a major role in the dry-out and initial cooldown of piping and equipment at the Cove Point facility.
Economists said the two purchasing managers' indices (PMI) reinforced their concerns that China's economic cooldown could deepen in the second quarter, especially with Beijing looking increasingly reluctant to take action to stimulate growth.
Attention to the fascia--connective tissue found around, within, and between the joints--is gaining popularity among runners and other exercise enthusiasts who want to go deeper during warm-up and cooldown for maximum flexibility, road readiness, and recovery.
You can build strings from four kinds of elements - damage, regeneration, cooldown and doublers, so each successful combo will do varying amounts of damage, healing and reduce your ability to call on finishers depending on what you put into it, and how far through the combo you manage to get.