Talk:Warming up

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well 3 stage of warm up is i don't konw == ]]Yeah, yeah, the benefits of warming up are very nice- but what is it? Alister Namarra 07:12, 4 December 2005 (UTC)


There is an great lack of evidence in this article. I want to believe warming up is important, but from the two studies references in the article:

  • One includes only 36 people, of which only 12 where in the control groups. The p-values are fairly high, and not adjusted for multiple comparisons
  • The other one did not reach significance

I'm not an expert at all so I don't know if there simply haven't been enough studies or if the article doesn't cite the right ones, but I think this is definitely something that should be addressed.

Joelthelion (talk) 08:43, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Static Stretches[edit]

UK athletics currently recommend that static stretches should never be used as part of a warm up. This is because the muscles are too cold and hence more prone to damage at this point. Also, usually an athlete has performed some gentle exercise to increase heart rate before this. If the athlete then stops to perform static stretches only then to proceed into intense exercise, the heart rate would have decreased significantly.

Other meanings[edit]

Warming up also refers to preparatory actions before singing, playing the piano, etc. Maybe this should be mentioned? Just my two cents. Keppa 00:15, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

I agree with Keppa. I was in search of knowledge on such warm ups. - Guest —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:59, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Yes there are numerous other meanings to warm-up. I am studying them as part of a PhD and you are welcome to contact m,e even though I am only very partially there. I utilise the term warm-up in group psychotherapy and psychodrama. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peter Howie (talkcontribs) 02:07, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Joint loosening[edit]

I've always been given to understand that before any cardiovascular exercises are undertaken the joints should first be mobilised - ie, rotation of ball-and-socket joints, flexion/extension exercises for hinge joints etc - to warm up the synovial fluid and loosen the ligaments before you start to jerk the bones around in their joints. If some official source can be found - I don't have time to look and wouldn't know where to start if I did - that should probably be mentioned.

Syneil (08:44 GMT+1 16-11-2006)

Not Necessary[edit]

After hearing and reading articles saying that warming up was of dubious value, I asked my doctor his opinion. He said he believes there is little to no value in warming up but that stretching and other "cooling down" excercises are vital. Maybe some more research needs to be done on this article with links. --Billywhack 07:52, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

I very much agree, more references are required as there is real disagreement on how much warm up should be done and on whether stretches should be done. The thing I heard was that warm up showed little or no benefit for young people but that for older people it was necessary - but I can't find any reference like that now. Same goes for cooling down. In social dancing some type events end with a fast dance whereas others end with a slow dance - what or how much difference does ending slowly make, should they end with something that has stretching movements, and is there any research evidence? Dmcq (talk) 09:26, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

there are three things that you have to do when your working out here they are below Peeps101 (talk) 22:44, 18 October 2009 (UTC)the warm upPeeps101 (talk) 22:44, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

frist you have to warm-up wich is streching, push ups , the little exercies.

Peeps101 (talk) 22:44, 18 October 2009 (UTC)the work outPeeps101 (talk) 22:44, 18 October 2009 (UTC) the workout was the main exercies wich is running, or sports. Peeps101 (talk) 22:44, 18 October 2009 (UTC)cool downPeeps101 (talk) 22:44, 18 October 2009 (UTC) the cool down is the prepation to return your muscles to restin state.

Sources[edit] - "The Warm Up - How to Warm Up Before Exerise" - mentions that warming up properly can help prevent sprains - World Health Organization paper that says "A warm-up is not important" is false —Preceding unsigned comment added by Syneil (talkcontribs) 20:35, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

5mintutes of jogging is what you should start of doing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:22, 8 August 2010 (UTC)