The 5 Phases of a Proper Warm-Up
THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION OF THE WARM-UP I’m sure many of you can vividly recall going through traditional calisthenics, or presport stretching routines prescribed by previous coaches and physical education teachers. [...]
6 Things You Should Never Forget to do in Your Workout
I know time is tight, and schedules are full. But when it comes to training, you must understand how to maximize your results effectively without injuring yourself. So don’t forget [...]
Warm Ups for Athletes: 0 to 60 Can Lead to Injury
Whether you’re preparing for a game, practice, or conditioning session, every bout of activity should start with an adequate warm-up because the way you prepare your body can help or [...]
A 10 Piece Warm Down Routine for Athletes
When we finish a game or workout, it can be tempting to pack up and hop in the car instead of stretching. The alternative plan is to “do it later,” [...]
Should Swimmers Warm Up in the Water or on Dry Land?
As with any sport, there are a million ways to prepare for competition. The ideal warm-up for swimmers is especially difficult, as there are two radically different surfaces to consider. [...]
The Windmill Exercise: A Perfect Screening Tool
The Windmill exercise is the perfect movement to share with your clients. Typically, it will be programmed as a warm-up, mobility drill, or tertiary activity to compliment your primary lifts. [...]
Warmups for the Youth Athlete
If you surveyed youth athletes, asking what their least favorite part of practice was, most of them would probably say the warmup. Warmups take a lot of unexciting effort. Young [...]
You Warm Up Your Muscles to Compete, But What About Your Lungs?
Have you ever thought of your lungs as a muscle group? They technically are not muscles, but they are controlled by muscles and behave similarly. They are made of soft [...]
Coaches: Ditch the Traditional Warm-Ups for Side-Games
Every coach and athlete knows the importance of warm-ups. Ok, maybe it isn't as important in t-ball or soccer at the age where the "athletes" spend more time picking flowers [...]
Three Warm-up Drills to Get Your Athletes Engaged
Athletes of all ages enjoy a good old-fashioned game and competition to show their talent.