June 17, 2024

The basketball player walks onto the court and joins their teammates. The player then leads the team through warm-up exercises before grabbing some basketballs for layup lines. The simple addition of exercises to the warm-up routine, however, is not always this easy.

A warm-up is an often overlooked part of preparing for sport or exercise. While there are many ways to warm-up, a warm-up meant to engage the neuromuscular system is best. This kind of warm-up is effective because it simulates the movements an athlete performs in a game. As such, researchers recently reviewed the best ways to adopt this warm-up. Their research found that teaching coaches about the warm-up and providing them resources, with or without personnel support, can prevent injury among players and keep them playing their sport.


To read the full article, visit the British Journal of Sports Medicine:


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