It’s has always been a mystery as to why warm ups are so often overlooked, when they are in fact the building blocks of a successful match situation scenario – which is why we’ve compiled a list of our tips for warm ups. Gone are the days of a quick lap of half the pitch followed by pinging balls vaguely in the direction of the goal posts, so cast those thoughts far, far away. In the modern game, warming up is absolutely essential and can be the key difference between two sides come kick off. To warm up correctly is to prepare appropriately, just as failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Read on for our tips for warm ups…
Going into a match having barely raised your heartrate above resting is a recipe for injuries and a slow start to the fixture, as your body is not properly prepared for the test it is about to be put through. As your body temperature increases, your joints begin to loosen and blood starts to flow to your muscles which means less stress on your joints and other areas of body – a key to injury prevention. In addition to the physical effects of a lack of warm, there’s the mental side to consider. A proper warm up will start to get your ‘head in the game’ and focus on the task at hand will increase and improve.
As well as our tips for warm ups, we’ve outlined five of our favourite warm ups here to get your team in the right frame of mind and get the heart pumping in time for kick off. Before that though, it’s important to consider some key points to ensure the warm ups are effective and not rushed.
Tips for Warm Ups
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