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Warming Up for Sport

by physiotherapist Michael Wood


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.

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The process of warming up has several physiological effects:


Sport Specific Warmups

Other Warmup Content

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Medicine Extra

There are many Sporting Injuries to know about, some Specific to Certain Sports. There's information about Injury Tretament, but Prevention is better, including by performing a Warm-Pp before each fitness session, which should include some Stretching.

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