Byline: Mohammad. Ahsan
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. Passive warm-up includes external heat resources such as whirlpools, diathermy, ultrasound, hot pack, bath, and massage. 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.
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...