The warm-up: evidence and application

Bishop, D. (2003) Warm Up I: Potential Mechanisms and the Effects of Passive Warm Up on Exercise Performance Sports Medicine, Volume 33, Number 6, 439-454(16) [full text]

Bishop, D. (2003) Warm Up II: Performance Changes Following Active Warm Up and How to Structure the Warm Up Sports Medicine, Volume 33, Number 7, 483-498(16) [abstract]

Chaouachi, A., Castagna, C., Chtara, M., Brughelli, M., Turki, O., Galy, O., ... & Behm, D. G. (2010). Effect of warm-ups involving static or dynamic stretching on agility, sprinting, and jumping performance in trained individuals. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 24(8), 2001-2011.[full text]

Faigenbaum, A.V., McFarland, J.E., Schwerdtman, J.A., Kang, J. and Hoffman, J. (2006) Dynamic Warm-Up Protocols, With and Without a Weighted Vest, and Fitness Performance in High School Female J Athl Train. Vol. 41, No.4, 357–363 [full text]

Gabbett, T. J., Sheppard, J. M., Pritchard-Peschek, K. R., Leveritt, M. D., & Aldred, M. J. (2008). Influence of closed skill and open skill warm-ups on the performance of speed, change of direction speed, vertical jump, and reactive agility in team sport athletes. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research,22(5), 1413-1415.[full text]

Judge, L. W., Craig, B., Bellar, D., & Wanless, E. (2012). Preactivity Stretching Research and Current Coaching Practices : Why the Disconnect ? Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(5), 74–77.[abstract]

Jeffreys, I. (2007). Warm up revisited–the ‘ramp’method of optimising performance preparation. The UKSCA Journal, 6, 15-19.[full text]

Little, T., and Williams, A.G. (2006) Effects of differential stretching protocols during warm-ups on high-speed motor capacities in professional soccer players. J. Strength Cond. Res. 20(1):203–207 [full text]

McGowan, C. J., Pyne, D. B., Thompson, K. G., & Rattray, B. (2015). Warm-up strategies for sport and exercise: mechanisms and applications. Sports Medicine, 45(11), 1523-1546.

McMillian, D.J., Moore, J.H., Hatler, B.S., and Taylor, D.C. (2006) Dynamic vs. static-stretching warm up: The effect on power and agility performance. J. Strength Cond. Res. 20(3):492–499[full text]

Pope, R. P., Herbert, R. D., Kirwan, J. D., and Graham, B. J. (2000) A randomized trial of preexercise stretching for prevention of lower-limb injury. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 32(2), 271–277 [full text]

Rubini, E.C., Costa, A.L.L. and Gomes, P.S.C. (2007) The Effects of Stretching on Strength Performance Sports Med Vol.37, No.3, 213-224 [full text]

Woods, K., Bishop, P. and Jones, E. (2007) Warm-Up and Stretching in the Prevention of Muscular Injury Sports Medicine, Vol.37, No. 12, pp. 1089-1099(11) [abstract]

Young, W. B., and Behm, D. G. (2003) Should static stretching be used during a warm-up for strength and power activities? Strength Cond. J. 24: 33–37 [full text]

Zois, J., Bishop, D. J., Ball, K., & Aughey, R. J. (2011). High-intensity warm-ups elicit superior performance to a current soccer warm-up routine. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(6), 522-528.[full text]

Further Resources

Mike Robertson's page on warm-ups [click here]