Warm-ups Help Prevent Sports Injuries

Pre-practice warm-ups paid large dividends in female high school soccer and basketball players. When coaches started practice with a prescribed set of warm-up exercises for 20 minutes before practice, noncontact lower-extremity injuries dropped 67% compared to standard warm-ups. These exercises focused on strength, balance, elasticity and agility. This intervention was very economical, too.PositiveTip: Appropriate warm-up…

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