Dynamic Warm-upfor Soccer Players and Athletes Prepared by: Anna Leuenberger, 4th Year Kinesiology, University of Waterloo Dynamic warm-ups are used to help mitigate the risk of injuries acquired during physical activity. This is achieved by preparing athletes to work at a high intensity. A dynamic warm up typically consists of exercises designed to raise heart
Written by: Sasha Guay, Registered Physiotherapist, MSc(PT)
Looking for some ideas for warm up? (Dogs Optional!)
Check out these dynamic warm up ideas for pre-game. Note that none of these are STATIC, meaning standing still and holding one position. These are all DYNAMIC warms up, as you are in constant motion.
Dynamic stretches are to be done PRIOR to activity to bring blood flow to the muscles, increase elasticity and reduce chance of injury
Static stretches are to be done AFTER activity. These will be covered in more detail in a future post.
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Sasha Guay, MSc(PT)
Sasha joined the GRSM team in May 2019. She completed her Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at the University of Guelph, following her Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen’s. She is in the process of completing her manual therapy levels and is looking forward to obtaining her acupuncture certification. She is passionate about working with athletes and has enjoyed working with a Minor Midget AAA hockey team, varsity lacrosse at the University of Guelph and Western, as well as rugby clubs at International events. She’s excited to work in the GRSM atmosphere, as she comes from a background of sport herself. She played varsity rugby at the University of Western Ontario while completing her undergrad in Kinesiology. She has competed in a variety of other sports, such as hockey, soccer and field hockey. Passions outside of physiotherapy include hiking, spending time with her friends, family and dog, cooking and interval training.