I’m always fascinated watching teams warm up and what they go through and what they do, and sometimes you ask yourself, are they doing a warm up or are they doing a training drill?
For the clue of warming up is in the word:
I know that everybody will be different in their approach to doing a warm up but is one actually doing a warm up or a training drill, watch these following clips and decided.
Pre-Game Warm Up Drills
Borussia Dortmund Champions League Pre-Match warm up
France Volleyball Mens Warm Up
Wasps Netball Team warm Up
And some warm ups can look like a choreographed routine
Basketball pre-game Warm Up
It would be fair to say that everyone would warm up differently, yet in team sports, why does everyone warm up together?
Australian pre-game warm up
For a warm up is just as much about the mind as it is the body and it creates an interesting discussion for it would take a brave coach to warm up his team as individuals rather than as in a group setting
Super Rugby 2018 – Crusaders Warm Up v Hurricanes
Crusaders Warm Up – 2017
Even though most play a team sport and a warm up is just as much about the individual and getting their body and mind in the right space and sometimes running round as a team is not the space to do it.
So do watch teams and people warming up, for people can look a million dollars in warm ups though not produce the goods on the field.
To do a Warm Up for a game is as much about warming up the body, as it is calming down the mind