Warming Up for Sport

by physiotherapist Michael Wood

WHY WARM UP?

Research indicates that warming up better prepares the body for sport performance and can help decrease the risk of injury. This is achieved by increasing the force that is required to strain/tear a muscle. The process of warming up has several physiological effects:

PRINCIPLES

stretching woman athlete performing a warmup stretch

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Prevent sporting injuries by performing a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching.

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