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Warm-Ups for Sprinters

Sprinting requires maximal effort with rapid limb movements. Therefore it is important to be well warmed up to perform well and also to avoid injury. The warm up for sprinters should be done before each exercise session - whether it be races, on the track training sessions and gym workouts.

runner stretching runner performing a warmup stretch

General Guidelines

A warm-up for sprinters should begin with some light activity to increase blood flow to the muscles. The next phase of the warm-up is to stretch the muscles and joints. This will be achieved initially by passive stretches followed by active stretches specific for the sprinting action.

Example Sprinters Warm-Up


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