The effect of different warm-up protocols on speed and agility Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Biener, Eric
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Research suggests that, in addition to training, the utilization of a proper warm-up protocol may improve results of maximal performance testing. However, the impact of different protocols has been inconclusive. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of a dynamic warm-up (DWU) protocol compared to a static stretching warm-up (SSWU) protocol on speed and agility performance. Fifteen male collegiate club sports athletes participated in this study. Results suggested a significantly faster 40-Yard Dash following the DWU protocol compared to the SSWU (p<0.005). Meanwhile, results suggested no significant difference in time to completion for the Pro Agility Shuttle between the two protocols (p>0.005). Elevated muscle and core temperatures, increased neuromuscular activation, and rehearsal of movement are among the factors that may have led to the improved 40-Yard Dash performance. Additionally, confounding factors (footwear, running surface, and knowledge of testing techniques) could have played a role in the non-significant Pro Agility Shuttles times.
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  • Battaglini, Claudio L.
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