Posted by: PFB
Q: Quick question, I read in an article that some studies show absolutely no difference in workout performance with or without a prior warm-up. So why bother warming up then?
A: Quick answer comes from pg. 161 of Supertraining: "Almost all studies which show warming-up to be detrimental used untrained subjects who apparently cannot tolerate high-intensity warm-ups." Furthermore, "athletes in endurance events or low intensity sports do not benefit much from warming up." (Siff & Verkhoshansky, 1999)