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).
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Recently I was sorting through files from past semesters of undergraduate conducting classes and found a group evaluation document that summarized the students' work from a warm-up presentation in class.
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Warm-ups are just that, it's about getting people right for the series."
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Researchers at the University of Calgary Human Performance Laboratory in Calgary, Alberta, studied cyclists who participated in two warm-ups. A longer, traditional warm-up began with 20 minutes of cycling that gradually increased in intensity until the cyclists reached 95 percent of their maximal heart rates.