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A Mental Warm-Up for Athletes

Britton W. Brewer, Adisa Haznadar, Dylan Katz, Judy L. Van Raalte, and Albert J. Petitpas

effect ( McGowan, Pyne, Thompson, & Rattray, 2015 ). Physical warm-up activities can literally warm the muscles of athletes and prime the body systems involved in sport tasks that follow. Some physical warm-ups can also serve as a “microdose” of strength-and-conditioning exercise that can reduce the risk

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Warming Up Before a 20-Minute Endurance Effort: Is It Really Worth It?

David Barranco-Gil, Lidia B. Alejo, Pedro L. Valenzuela, Jaime Gil-Cabrera, Almudena Montalvo-Pérez, Eduardo Talavera, Susana Moral-González, Vicente J. Clemente-Suárez, and Alejandro Lucia

Warming up is widely considered an effective performance-enhancing strategy, with several potential mechanisms being proposed, such as increases in muscle temperature, metabolic rate (through an accelerated oxygen supply to muscles), or nerve conduction rate, as well as psychological benefits. 1

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Limiting the Rise in Core Temperature During a Rugby Sevens Warm-Up With an Ice Vest

Lee Taylor, Christopher J. Stevens, Heidi R. Thornton, Nick Poulos, and Bryna C.R. Chrismas

, 4 – 7 large increases in T c during WRSS match play (eg,  T c  > 39°C) may limit physical performance. 1 A WRSS tournament day is typically characterized by 3 matches in close proximity (∼3 h between matches) and ∼20 to 30 minutes allocated for a team to warm-up prior to each match. 1 The warm-up

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Warm-Up Intensity Does Not Affect the Ergogenic Effect of Sodium Bicarbonate in Adult Men

Rebecca L. Jones, Trent Stellingwerff, Paul Swinton, Guilherme Giannini Artioli, Bryan Saunders, and Craig Sale

support for performance efficacy ( Maughan et al., 2018 ). Warming up prior to a specific exercise bout is a commonly employed practice and is considered essential by coaches and athletes to achieve optimal performance. The aim of a warm-up is to elicit various physiological effects, such as increased

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Effect of Warm-Up and Sodium Bicarbonate Ingestion on 4-km Cycling Time-Trial Performance

William H. Gurton, Steve H. Faulkner, and Ruth M. James

perturbation experienced during warm-up strategies preceding competition. Kilding et al 14 suggested that an intermittent cycling warm-up (20 min at 60%–65% maximal aerobic power; 5 × 20-s sprints) decreased HCO 3 − by ∼5 mmol·L −1 from baseline in the placebo trial with only a small increase (+3.7 mmol

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Cognitive and Physical Effects of Warm-Up on Young Soccer Players

Francisco Tomás González-Fernández, Hugo Sarmento, Sixto González-Víllora, Juan Carlos Pastor-Vicedo, Luis Manuel Martínez-Aranda, and Filipe Manuel Clemente

on players during a match, this type of cognitive function could be considerably affected by various factors, especially when the specific task is time extended. Moreover, the warm-up, as an acute exercise performed before a match, could also be linked to punctual changes in arousal ( Davranche

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Functional Threshold Power: Relationship With Respiratory Compensation Point and Effects of Various Warm-Up Protocols

David Barranco-Gil, Jaime Gil-Cabrera, Pedro L. Valenzuela, Lidia B. Alejo, Almudena Montalvo-Pérez, Eduardo Talavera, Susana Moral-González, and Alejandro Lucia

standardized warm-up (see “Methods” section). Previous studies using the previously mentioned warm-up protocol have assessed the relationship between FTP and other markers of the steady to nonsteady state transition, such as the lactate 4 or individual anaerobic threshold, 5 or the MLSS, 6 showing at best

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A Comparison of Different Prerace Warm-Up Strategies on 1-km Cycling Time-Trial Performance

Mathias T. Vangsoe, Jonas K. Nielsen, and Carl D. Paton

Cycling coaches and athletes are constantly searching for intervention strategies to improve race performance. It is widely acknowledged that an appropriately implemented warm-up strategy can substantially benefit cycling performance by increasing muscle temperature, speeding up oxygen uptake

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Does a Loaded Warm-Up Influence Jump Asymmetry and Badminton-Specific Change of Direction Performance?

Wing-Chun V. Yeung, Chris Bishop, Anthony N. Turner, and Sean J. Maloney

A dynamic warm-up has been widely demonstrated to elicit acute improvements in speed/power performance. 1 However, the addition of specific “preconditioning” activities to a warm-up may further augment improvements in performance. Previously reported as the postactivation potentiation phenomenon

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The Influence of a Warm-Up on Vigilance in University Students

Francisco Tomás González-Fernández, Alfonso Castillo-Rodriguez, Sixto González-Víllora, and David Hortigüela-Alcalá

such as the duration of the physical activity ( McNaughten & Gabbard, 1993 ), the intensity ( Budde et al., 2010 ), or the nature of the activity ( Budde et al., 2008 ). In this respect, the warm-up carried out during PE class is crucial for the body to achieve an optimal state of attention ( Elsworthy