warm-up


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The physical and mental preparation for an exercise or activity in which a person is about to engage
Effects Warm-up increases core temperature, and temperature of muscles, tendons and ligaments, improving and facilitating proper range of motion; warm-ups should be light, easy movements that mimic the sport being practised

warm-up

(wōrm'ŭp)
A program of gradually increasing activity to raise muscle temperature and heart rate in preparation for more strenuous exercise; may be general (e.g., calisthenics) or specific (e.g., large muscle movements), to provide rehearsal of an activity (e.g., swinging a golf club).

warm-up

period of dynamic activity and stretching, initially gentle and loose but increasing in intensity and focus over 5-10 min, which gradually elevates heart rate and oxygen uptake as well as raising the tem1perature of muscle and other soft tissues. Undertaken shortly before a competition or bout of high-intensity training (which itself may be dynamic or static), with a view to enhancing performance and reducing the likelihood of soft tissue injury or cardiovascular incident.

warm-up

pre-race exercise by a horse.
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Another frequent warm-up activity is to have students write in their journals.
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