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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.32 - 2012
ARTICLE – abstract

Comparison of two different warm-up protocols on functional performance in athletes

Moazzam H Khan1, Shibili Nuhmani2, Gagan Kapoor3
1Central Reserve Police Force, New Delhi, India
2Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Jamia Hamdard, India
3Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, India


Study objective was to know that which warm-up protocol will be more effective in improving athletics performance.
Material and method. Study design: post test same subject group design. Settings:  central reserve police force, Okhla, New Delhi. Subjects: 30 healthy athlete volunteers, male, hockey player of age 18-24 years, participated in the study. Measurement: a total number of 30 homogenous subjects were randomly assigned into two groups, group A and B, each group consisted of 15 subjects.  The two warm-up protocols were used, ice pack with active warm-up and hot pack with active warm-up. Initially treatment was randomized between groups following which it was conveniently switched over to the subjects. Each warm-up protocol was given at least 48 hours after the previous protocol. After all the warm-up protocols three maximal performance tests, single leg vertical jump height, forty yard sprint and agility shuttle run was done for each subjects.
Results. Repeated measure ANOVA with post hoc analysis Bonferroni was used to compare all the three performance tests after all the warm-up protocol. The result indicates that there is highly significant difference after hot pack with active warm-up then the ice pack with active warm-up protocol  in single leg vertical jump height, forty yard sprint and agility shuttle run (P < 0.05).
Conclusion. The study result showed that hot pack with Active warm-up was more effective then ice pack with active warm-up in improving athletics performance.
Key words:

performance, warm-up, vertical jump, sprint, agility

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Comparison of two different warm-up protocols on functional performance in athletes

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