warm up

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.

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk

Speed training: warm up exercises for sports involving speed and multi-directional agility

A warm-up focused on speed and multi-directional agility

Half time in sport: should you warm up or cool down?

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 for warm-ups

Skipping rope for warm-ups

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.

Dynamic stretching exercises increase jumping ability

Warm-ups to Increase Vertical Leap

Managing Pain in Athletes

What are the best ways to cope with sports pain? And how do different people react to the same injury?

Exercise Special - wake up your body and brain

A hand to knee reaction drill to improve speed, power and strength

Stretching, Performance and Injury Prevention

Pre-exercise stretching - is it time to tear up the old rule book?

Can Athletes Dance Their Way to Agility?

Dance Training for Agility, Speed and Power

cyclists warm up

Cyclists Warm Up: Which warm-up for cyclists?

active warm-ups

Active Warm-ups: How active warm-up boosts performance


Pre-competition: Pre-competition exercise: does timing matter?

Warming up: the downward dog yoga exercise

The Downward Dog stretches and strengthens your body

Warming up: the dynamic alternative to static stretching

What is the best way to prepare an athlete for performance – mentally as well as physically?

warm up golf

Warm-up golf

exercise in the heat | pre-cooling techniques

Pre-cooling techniques increase performance in the heat

Warming up before training and competition

Warming Up: Just how hot should your warm-up be?

Warming up and cooling down: how to prepare as a substitute

Warming up, substitute players & sitting on the bench

Warming up: does stretching actually hinder sports performance?

Sport science research suggests stretching hampers performance

How should you approach a pre-competition or training warm up?

Warming up before high-intensity exercise boosts total oxygen consumption but does not increase time to exhaustion

Bathing in carbonated water as a warm-up can improve swimming times

Swimmers can improve their performance through carbon dioxide bathing

Does stretching in your warm up prevent injury?

Everything you need to know about stretching

Warm ups: mobility exercises will prepare the body to move quickly and efficiently

These pre-workout mobility exercises can give a valuable boost to competitive performance

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation: Despite the claims for PNF, you still can't beat static stretching

Warm-up drills

Warm-ups: Are warm-ups a waste of time?

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