Effects of different types of warm-up on dynamic stability and isokinetic strength.

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Author: Mohammad Ahsan
Date: Sept-Dec 2020
From: Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine(Vol. 20, Issue 3)
Publisher: Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.
Document Type: Letter to the editor
Length: 623 words
Lexile Measure: 1660L

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Byline: Mohammad. Ahsan

Dear Editor,

Warm-up is generally executed prior to participation in any sports to prepare sportspersons for strenuous game situations or to improve the subsequent performance. The practice of warm-up has been accepted globally. An optimal warm-up help sportsperson to enhance mental and physical readiness, prevent injuries, and overall sports performance. In general, there are two types of warm-up - active and passive. Active warm-up includes low-intensity exercises which are useful to enhance the body temperature, warm body's tissue, and improve physiological functions.[1] Passive warm-up includes external heat resources such as whirlpools, diathermy, ultrasound, hot pack, bath, and massage.[2] Holmstrom and Aalborg also suggest that a small number of warm-ups might be effective in increasing and maintaining the range of motion and muscle endurance for untrained male workers.[3]

Although active, passive, and combined warm-up protocols are often prescribed before any sports activity, considerable studies have been accomplished on these concerns to determine the...

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