If you’ve ever played a sport, you’ll recall your coaches emphasizing the dreaded warm-up. As an athlete myself, I come across many players who rely too much on their youth and agility before getting on the field. Sure, sometimes they still crush the competition and make it look easy. But that’s the illusion that I’m here to set straight. Your brain is a muscle, warm it up before you hurt yourself. Over time you’ll learn to love the warm up because you’ll see how much better you can perform with less obstruction. I know I do.