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May 2012

Regional features
Date: 
05/25/2012 - 13:21

javelin_warmcool.pngby Roy Stevenson
Warming up for the throwing events has a similar goal to the sprinter's warm up. We want to increase the force of the thrower's muscle contractions and speed up their muscle contraction rate, to maximize their power and speed. The big difference is that we are focusing on different muscles groups for the throws.

Regional features
Date: 
05/25/2012 - 13:20

jumps_warmcool.pngby Roy Stevenson
Because of the highly ballistic nature of the jumps, they require a solid warm up before training and competition. Warming up readies the jumper's muscles by increasing the force of their muscle contractions and speeding up muscle contraction rate, providing that much needed power and speed on the runway.

Regional features
Date: 
05/25/2012 - 13:18

warming-up.pngby Roy Stevenson
Distance runners need a solid warm-up to prepare physically and psychologically for their races and training sessions. The benefits of warming up include boosting the oxygen concentration in hemoglobin and increasing oxygen and blood flow to the working muscles.