The term ‘warm up’ is used when describing the phase before a match where we are aiming to increase certain physiological parameters in order to prepare for the demands we are about to face, whilst reducing the risk of injury.
One of the problems faced on match day is time constraints, whereby the warm up can either feel rushed or inadequate. It sets the wrong tone for the day and can impact not only physiological readiness, but our psychological preparedness too. How can we therefore utilise time wisely, whilst improving short term performance and minimising the risk of injury to ourselves and team mates?
Firstly, we must have a plan.
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