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The effect of a short, practical warm-up protocol on repeated-sprint performance.
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PMID:  23007489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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ABSTRACT: The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of a short, practical two-phase warm-up on repeated-sprint performance when compared to more traditional warm-up protocols that contain stretching activities. Eleven sub-elite male soccer players completed a warm-up protocol that commenced with 5-min jogging at ∼65% of maximal heart rate, followed by either no stretching, static stretching, or dynamic stretching, and then finishing with a task-specific, high-intensity activity. Using a cross-over design the three warm-up protocols were performed in a counterbalanced order with at least 48 h between sessions. Repeated-sprint performance was measured using a repeated-sprint test which consisted of 6 x 40 m maximal sprints interspersed with 20 s recovery. There were trivial differences in mean sprint time (0.2%) and post-test blood lactate (3.1%) between the two-phase warm-up and the three-phase warm-up that included dynamic stretching, whereas the short warm-up had a possibly detrimental effect on fastest sprint time (0.7%). Fastest (-1.1%) and mean (-1.2%) sprint times were quicker, and post-test blood lactates higher (13.2%) following the two-phase warm-up when compared to the three-phase warm-up that included static stretching. Whilst it is not harmful to complete a traditional three-phase that includes dynamic stretching, it appears practical for athletes preparing for activities dependent on repeated-sprint ability to complete a two-phase warm-up consisting of a cardiovascular and specific, high intensity activity.
Authors:
Jonathan Taylor; Matthew Weston; Matthew D Portas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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1 Department of Sport & Exercise Sciences, School of Social Sciences & Law, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK.
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