“The science and literature support the epidemiologic evidence that static stretching before exercise does not reduce the risk of injury,” (Shrier, 1999).
The Active Dynamic Warm-Up has been a staple of the Parisi program for years and is one of the reasons our athletes thrive. Basically, an Active Dynamic Warm-Up warms the body, reduces injury risk, and improves performance. The “ADW” focuses on specific exercises in a science-based progression which use dynamic movements to promote an increase in core temperature and blood flow. In laymen’s terms, an active dynamic warm-up prepares your body for the upcoming workout or competition by increasing your body and muscle temperature.
The first goal of an ADW is to activate the core and gluteal muscles, to “wake them up” with neural activity and blood flow, so they fire effectively to help stabilize the spine and extend the hip. The next phase of the warm-up is general calisthenics and mobility exercises to raise the body’s core temperature and increase blood flow throughout all the joints and muscles. Third, is a series of dynamic flexibility movements that bring the joints through a range of motion that your sport requires.
Just like anything else, when your body is properly prepared your performance will improve.
Stop by the Parisi Sports desk on the lower level and ask for a free Speed Pass. Try a session and our Active Dynamic Warm-Up yourself.