I have been looking into the benefits of a more active stretch for our warmups. It really makes sense to prepare the muscles for activity by warming up dynamically, albeit at a slower, unloaded pace. Range of motion can be increased slowly, motor patterns can be reviewed, and the body and brain can connect in preparation for workout or sport. If you train with me, you can expect more active warmups!
Here are a couple of videos with some interesting warmups. Let me know what you think in the “Add a Comment” section below:
Stretching The Truth
Mark Kovacs, manager of sports science for the United States Tennis Association in Boca Raton, Fla., explains the benefits of dynamic stretching.