02/07/2020By Aleksa Bošković on 02/07/2020
Warming-up seems to constantly be a “hot” topic of strength and conditioning coaches, particularly in team sports such as soccer. In this video, Aleksa Boskovic addresses the warming up in soccer using the three phases. Find out more in the following blog post and video.
22/05/2020By Urška Kokelj on 22/05/2020
We warm up to prepare our bodies for physical exertion. Several studies have found benefits of including a structured warm-up into training, which provides for increased heart rate, blood flow, increased body temperature, faster muscular contraction, etc. The body is thus prepared for the upcoming workout or competition, both physically and mentally.
19/07/2017By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/07/2017
Over the years, I’ve changed my point of view regarding the warm-up, from the idea that it represents a component with a distinctive objectives separated from the main part, towards the idea that it represents potent time to address individual needs while setting the stage for the themes of the main part.
11/10/2016By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/10/2016
I'm a fan of using mobility exercises that give you a lot of bang for your buck and can knock out two (or more) birds with one stone. And let's be honest, you need to spice up your routine even in the warm up department here and there.
08/10/2016By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/10/2016
This is the warm-up for Olympic weightlifting recommended by Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics. Before starting the specific warming up with the barbell, you can use the “general” warm-ups to address mobility issues and loosen up the joints, as well to increase the temperature. Perform each drill for 10-15 reps.
16/09/2016By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/09/2016
Many people warm up in a way that doesn't: 1) Prepare the tissues for the specific training session; 2)Warm up the core temperature and "wake up" the nervous system; 3)Improve movement through soft tissue work, reset, dynamic warm ups that work on...
29/10/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/10/2015
This is a video we did last year showing some new thoughts we had about organizing our warm-up. We like to think FMS when we warmup. That means a squat pattern exercise, a hip flexion/ stepping exercise, a split squat, some rotary and linear core, and some shoulder and t-spine.
21/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/10/2010
In short, the main purpose of the warm-up is to prepare the athletes for the main part of the workout. As late Charlie Francis used to say „Do whatever you need to warm-up“, which basically means don’t follow the dogmatic hypes and limit your options by saying negative or absolute claims, like „No to static stretching“.