Does Warming Up Reduce Your Risk of Injury in Sport?

The evidence suggests we’ve been overestimating the benefits of warming up in certain situations.

Warm-ups are a staple regardless of the sport, performed unquestioningly at the start of every session. When you tune in to watch the Olympics, you see every single athlete performing their warm-up routine before go-time.

Even when elite athletes come with their own set of considerations, athletes of all levels perform warm-ups to raise body temperature, increase blood flow to your muscles and, importantly, reduce our risk of injury.

But have we been overestimating the importance and efficacy of warming up all this time?

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