Effective Warm up for Sports
These videos are designed to show you how to effectively warm up before playing lower running related sports such as soccer, ultimate, ball hockey,etc.
|Be sure to start with a 5-10 minute easy jog to increase your body temperature.|
|Perform at least one stretch per muscle group and do 8-10 reps of a dynamic stretch per side.|
|You may also want to do some sports-specific drills just before you play or compete. This could involve throwing, catching, kicking, or passing, depending on your sport.|
|A proper warm up should take at least 15-20 minutes to do. If your warm up takes you less than 5 minutes, you're skipping important steps.|
Disclaimer: Performing the exercises in these videos should not cause pain and is not intended to be used to treat a painful condition. If you have pain while performing these strethces, you should be assessed by a qualified health care professional.
Dynamic Hamstring Stretch - Toe Touch
Dynamic Hamstring Stretch - High Toe Touch
Dynamic Quadriceps Stretch - Lunge
Dynamic Hip Flexor Stretch - Rectus Femoris (Quadriceps)
Dynamic Glute Stretch - Walking
Dynamic Glute Stretch - Kneeling
Dynamic Calf Stretch - Gastrocs
Dynamic Calf Stretch - Soleus
If you have followed this warm up routine and still feel pain or unusual discomfort while playing sports, you should consult a health care practitioner for a focused assessment. To minimize aches and pains you feel while playing your sport, get past an injury or improve your sport performance, give us a call. You don't have to let injuries affect your quality of life.