Warm ups are a crucial part of any sport. These articles share warm up stretches and warm up drills for a variety of sports – golf, running, cycling and more – that will both increase performance and help with sports injury prevention… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.
There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk
A warm-up focused on speed and multi-directional agility
Half-time therapies to combat second half fatigue and injury
Warming up: proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching, dynamic stretching or static stretching - which is best?
An overview of the role of stretching in athletic performance
Skipping rope is an excellent general warm up exercise. The alternating and normal hammer curls are both good exercises for developing and keeping the biceps strong.
Warm-ups to Increase Vertical Leap
What are the best ways to cope with sports pain? And how do different people react to the same injury?
A hand to knee reaction drill to improve speed, power and strength
Pre-exercise stretching - is it time to tear up the old rule book?
Dance Training for Agility, Speed and Power
Cyclists Warm Up: Which warm-up for cyclists?
Active Warm-ups: How active warm-up boosts performance
Pre-competition: Pre-competition exercise: does timing matter?
The Downward Dog stretches and strengthens your body
What is the best way to prepare an athlete for performance – mentally as well as physically?
Pre-cooling techniques increase performance in the heat
Warming Up: Just how hot should your warm-up be?
Warming up, substitute players & sitting on the bench
Sport science research suggests stretching hampers performance
Warming up before high-intensity exercise boosts total oxygen consumption but does not increase time to exhaustion
Swimmers can improve their performance through carbon dioxide bathing
Everything you need to know about stretching
These pre-workout mobility exercises can give a valuable boost to competitive performance
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation: Despite the claims for PNF, you still can't beat static stretching
Warm-ups: Are warm-ups a waste of time?