Warm-ups for Youth Athletes: Making the First 15-Minutes Count

Myburgh, Gillian, Pfeifer, Craig E. ORCID: 0000-0002-0635-4956 and Hecht, Christopher (2020) Warm-ups for Youth Athletes: Making the First 15-Minutes Count. Strength and Conditioning Journal. doi:10.1519/SSC.0000000000000549 (In Press)

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Abstract

Warm-up procedures have been found to have a significant influence on fitness performance in youth athletes. As such, warming up before exercise and competition is encouraged and is a widely accepted practice with children and adolescents. Differences in structure, type, duration, intensity, and content of warm-up protocols have led to considerable variation in warm-up procedures. As a result, there is a lack of consensus on the ideal method for preparing youth athletes for exercise and sport. This article, therefore, aims to review current warm-up classifications and considerations of youth athletes, while providing a template of appropriate exercises that can be used safely and effectively in individuals of varying capabilities.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology > QP301.H75 Physiology. Sport
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ125 Physiology of children and adolescents
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport and Exercise > Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Craig Pfeifer
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 11:06
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 11:15
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8890

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