Most athletes warm up before working out or competing to improve performance and to help prevent injury.
But to come up with a complete answer, you must be specific. What kind of warm-up are you doing? For what kind of activity are you warming up and what is your current conditioning level.
In this 2 part series you will discover the theoretical purpose of warm-up exercises, the psychological factors created by warming up and 4 styles of warm-up that will help improve your game!.
Physical Purpose Of Warming Up
Increased Muscle Temperature
Improved Metabolic Adjustment
Increased Velocity Of Nerve Conduction
Increased Capillaries Opened In Muscle
Psychological Factors Of Warming Up
- Skilled performance improves with activity identical or directly related to actual workouts and corresponding sports activities.
- Prior physical activity improves the “mental set” or attitude of the athlete, especially when the activity is related to the workout or corresponding sporting activity.
- Increased arousal or enthusiasm, eagerness and mental readiness.
One potential drawback of warming up is: Fatigue
Don’t mistake a good warm-up session for your workout.
Field Warm Up
Field warm-up is an athletic series of exercises done on an open field used for outdoor or indoor. Performed at a light pace with some stretching similar to bootcamp style exercise not using any equipment, jogging and light calisthenics are examples.
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Interval Warm Ups / Bar Warm Ups / 430’s Dynamic Treadmill