4 th year Dance . Warm up and Cool down . http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyjF8j9Kdw4. Warm up . The aim of an effective warm up is to gradually get your whole body prepared for work. This will ensure that you prevent injury to muscles, tendons and ligaments. . Warm up conti….
Warm up and Cool down
The aim of an effective warm up is to gradually get your whole body prepared for work. This will ensure that you prevent injury to muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Four key stages involved in an effective warm up
2. Complete stretching for large muscle groups
3. Refresh a few specific skill-related practices for the activity you are participating in. For example, if the activity is basketball, practise a few lay up shots for a further few minutes.
4. Prepare your mind for the activity ahead. You might wish to note these down.
Stage 1 – increase pulse rate
Gentle jogging and light running for a few minutes around the court
Stage 2 – complete stretching
Complete stretching exercises. Make the stretching specific to the activity. For example arm swinging for the arms and lunges for the legs.
Stage 3 – Refresh specific skill
Carry out specific skill-related practices. In the first practice the aim is to run, change direction, and stay in balance when moving through using precise footwork.
Stage 4 – Prepare your mind
Prepare your mind for the badminton game.
Sometimes a performance will prepare physically for an activity.
Name three parts of a warm up, and explain why each one is important.
2 marks for each correct answer
The body requires a constant supply of oxygen to function.
Complete your warm down with some stretching. This will help keep muscles supple.