Learn how to incorporate strength, conditioning, and injury prevention in warm ups.
Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS USAW and Coach Shane, MS, CSCS, CF-L1 give an insight on what to expect from the the workshop.
Join us for an evening of learning about and how to incorporate a dynamic warm-up for your athletes to decrease injury and build strength.
SHANE ADAMOS, MS, CSCS, CF-L1
1. Why is a general warm up important?
- A well-planned warm up prepares an athlete mentally and physically, but also has the potential to reduce the likelihood of injuries that occur on the field.
2. Isn't static stretching an important part of the warm up?
- There is little evidence that shows static stretches reduce injury. There has actually been research that shows static stretching affects performance. We'll look at a more performance-oriented/dynamic warm up model.
3. How long does a general, performance-oriented warm up need to be?
- Warm ups can be as short as 10 minutes up to 30 minutes. As an average, a well-planned 15-20 minute warm up done 3 x per week (2 practices and 1 game), over a period of 3 months amounts to 12 total hours of strength & conditioning, and injury prevention incorporated into your team's routine.
4. My team or athletes don't have strength equipment or weights available. How can my athletes or team do strength & conditioning work?
- We will offer suggestions and brainstorm as a group different options based on limited equipment found with your specific sport.
5. I am a parent. Can I refer my child's trainer or coach to this workshop?
- Yes, please! This is great for all fitness professionals and coaches.
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