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Warming-Up

  • Darryl CochraneEmail author
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Abstract

The importance of warm-up for subsequent exercise performance has been well documented. Various warm-up strategies have been implemented to optimise performance, which is dependent on the exerciser, sport, physical exertion, duration and recovery time between warm-up and the activity. Vibration exercise provides another technique for warming-up. It can complement traditional warm-up or it can be used in isolation. Vibration warm-up is able to raise muscle temperature, which is a precursor for improving subsequent short-duration performance, although resistance-training exercises may not be so reliant on increasing muscle temperature. Vibration warm-up has no additional ergogenic effect to increase short-term performance compared to other warm-up strategies when muscle temperature is equivalently elevated. Due to its time-efficient manner, vibration warm-up incurs a low metabolic cost. Accordingly, it can be used as a warm-up prior to physical activity and as a re-warm-up strategy during interval breaks to enhance subsequent performance. Vibration warm-up can enhance lower-limb muscular power and flexibility, and for specific sport warm-ups, it can be additive or standalone to ensure the appropriate changes.

Keywords

Muscle temperature Post-activation potentiation Muscle power Strength Short-term performance Stretching 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sport, Exercise and NutritionMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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