An investigation into the effects of different warm-up modalities on specific motor skills related to soccer performance.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/225611
Title:
An investigation into the effects of different warm-up modalities on specific motor skills related to soccer performance.
Authors:
Fletcher, Iain M.; Monte-Colombo, Mathew M.
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different warm-up stretch modalities on specific high-speed motor capabilities important to soccer performance. Twenty-seven male soccer players performed 3 warm-up conditions, active warm-up (WU), WU with static stretching (SPS), and WU with dynamic stretching (ADS). Heart rate, countermovement jump, 20-m sprint, and Balsom agility tests were performed after each intervention. Vertical jump heights were significantly greater (p < 0.01) in the WU and ADS conditions compared to those in the SPS trial. The 20-m sprint and agility times showed that the SPS condition was significantly slower (p < 0.01) than the WU and ADS conditions, with the ADS trial being significantly faster (p < 0.05) than the WU condition. Heart rate was significantly higher (p < 0.01) for participants post-WU and -ADS trials compared to the SPS condition. These findings suggest that the superior performance of the dynamic stretch and warm-up-only conditions compared to the static stretch condition may be linked to increases in heart rate. The reasons for the dynamic stretch trial superiority compared to the warm-up condition are less clear and as yet to be established. We recommend for optimal performance, specific dynamic stretches be employed as part of a warm-up, rather than the traditional static stretches.
Affiliation:
Department of Sport and Exercise Science, School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. iain.fletcher@beds.ac.uk
Citation:
Fletcher, I.M. and Monte-Colombo, M.M. 'An investigation into the effects of different warm-up modalities on specific motor skills related to soccer performance', Journal of strength and conditioning research, 24(8) pp.2096-2101.
Journal:
Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association
Issue Date:
Aug-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/225611
DOI:
10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e312db
PubMed ID:
20634747
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1533-4287
Appears in Collections:
Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

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dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Iain M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMonte-Colombo, Mathew M.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T14:11:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-23T14:11:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010-08-
dc.identifier.citationFletcher, I.M. and Monte-Colombo, M.M. 'An investigation into the effects of different warm-up modalities on specific motor skills related to soccer performance', Journal of strength and conditioning research, 24(8) pp.2096-2101.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1533-4287-
dc.identifier.pmid20634747-
dc.identifier.doi10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e312db-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/225611-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different warm-up stretch modalities on specific high-speed motor capabilities important to soccer performance. Twenty-seven male soccer players performed 3 warm-up conditions, active warm-up (WU), WU with static stretching (SPS), and WU with dynamic stretching (ADS). Heart rate, countermovement jump, 20-m sprint, and Balsom agility tests were performed after each intervention. Vertical jump heights were significantly greater (p < 0.01) in the WU and ADS conditions compared to those in the SPS trial. The 20-m sprint and agility times showed that the SPS condition was significantly slower (p < 0.01) than the WU and ADS conditions, with the ADS trial being significantly faster (p < 0.05) than the WU condition. Heart rate was significantly higher (p < 0.01) for participants post-WU and -ADS trials compared to the SPS condition. These findings suggest that the superior performance of the dynamic stretch and warm-up-only conditions compared to the static stretch condition may be linked to increases in heart rate. The reasons for the dynamic stretch trial superiority compared to the warm-up condition are less clear and as yet to be established. We recommend for optimal performance, specific dynamic stretches be employed as part of a warm-up, rather than the traditional static stretches.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Associationen_GB
dc.subject.meshAthletic Performance-
dc.subject.meshHeart Rate-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMotor Skills-
dc.subject.meshMuscle Stretching Exercises-
dc.subject.meshRunning-
dc.subject.meshSoccer-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleAn investigation into the effects of different warm-up modalities on specific motor skills related to soccer performance.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sport and Exercise Science, School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. iain.fletcher@beds.ac.uken_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Associationen_GB
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