warm-up

Long or short warm-up?

Long or short warm-up?

There seems to be little consensus on how to perform an adequate warm-up. We posted on sports-specific warming-up for football where the practice is to graduate from low intensity activity into higher intensity activity including sprints and plyometrics. This protocol has been shown to prevent injuries, however no reference is made by the studies as to the(…)

The importance of warming up II

The importance of warming up II

We outlined a potential warm-up template a little while ago. While warming up should be taken for granted by coaches, some coaches don’t implement correct warm-up procedures and as a result the risk of injury to the athlete remains elevated. The latest in a long line of research on warming-up and injury prevention is published(…)

The importance of warming-up

The importance of warming-up

Pictured above-centre is Lawrence Dallaglio leading his Wasps R.F.C. teammates in their warm-up. Dallaglio was a key player when England won the rugby world cup in 2003, being the only player to play in all games. A good warm-up is the essential starting point before any training session or competitive contest. This is true for u12(…)