|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 86-87
Effects of different types of warm-up on dynamic stability and isokinetic strength
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
|Date of Submission||22-Nov-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||07-Dec-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||02-Mar-2021|
Dr. Mohammad Ahsan
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam 31451
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Ahsan M. Effects of different types of warm-up on dynamic stability and isokinetic strength. Saudi J Sports Med 2020;20:86-7
Warm-up is generally executed prior to participation in any sports to prepare sportspersons for strenuous game situations or to improve the subsequent performance. The practice of warm-up has been accepted globally. An optimal warm-up help sportsperson to enhance mental and physical readiness, prevent injuries, and overall sports performance. In general, there are two types of warm-up – active and passive. Active warm-up includes low-intensity exercises which are useful to enhance the body temperature, warm body's tissue, and improve physiological functions. Passive warm-up includes external heat resources such as whirlpools, diathermy, ultrasound, hot pack, bath, and massage. Holmstrom and Aalborg also suggest that a small number of warm-ups might be effective in increasing and maintaining the range of motion and muscle endurance for untrained male workers.
Although active, passive, and combined warm-up protocols are often prescribed before any sports activity, considerable studies have been accomplished on these concerns to determine the effects of different protocols on performance. Some research has a significant effect, whereas others have a insignificant effect. Because of the consensus regarding the effect of warm-up on sports performance, there were lack of similarities in the exercise protocols. We conducted two studies to discover the most effective warm up method that has an impact on dynamic stability and strength.,
The findings of our investigation revealed that active, passive, and combined warm-ups have significant and insignificant effects on the dynamic stability and strength of different players. Our findings were in accordance with that of Daneshjoo et al., Nejati et al., Ahsan and Muaidi, Andrade et al., and Morales-Artacho et al.,,,,, Warm-up is usually thought to have positive effects on injury prevention for any sports activity. There is also a need to conduct more research on the effect of warm-up protocol on muscle performance and dynamic stability.
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