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Cone John R. MS CSCS
Strength and Conditioning Journal: December 2007
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The warm-up serves several functions: a) preparation for training and competition, b) injury prevention, and c) developing athleticism and sport performance. A warm-up specific to intermittent endurance sports should target 2 components crucial to competition and training: a) the physiological preparation for work, and b) the physical preparation for movement demands of the sport. The purpose of this article is to examine the components of a warm-up specific to intermittent endurance sports and the implementation of an appropriate warm-up integrating flexibility and speed components.

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