Warm-up enhances body’s perfromanceApril 24th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Performing low-load luteal muscle exercises involving the buttocks boosts strength and power in the lower body, especially before a workout.
“Exercises of this nature are likely to be more acceptable to the athlete and coach than are protocols incorporating heavier loads because of a lower risk of athlete fatigue and minimal equipment requirements,” said Justin Crow from La Trobe’s School of Physiotherapy who led the study.
The researchers tested the effect of warm-up exercises on a group of elite Australian Football League (AFl) players to enhance performance.
“We found that body-weight gluteal exercises increase explosiveness in your lower half,” said Crow in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
The researchers then compared three warm-up methods on AFl players, including the low-load exercise protocol squatting on a whole-body vibration machine and a control protocol where athletes did no warm-up, according to a La Trobe statement.
“Coaches may consider this protocol when preparing athletes for competition or training in sports involving explosive lower limb movements such as jumping, sprinting, and some weight-lifting movements,” said Crow.
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