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Percept Mot Skills. 2014 Aug;119(1):133-45. doi: 10.2466/25.29.PMS.119c17z7.

Effect of different warm-up procedures on the performance of resistance training exercises.

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1 Study and Research Group in Metabolism, Nutrition, and Exercise Londrina State University, Brazil.


Warm-up has been shown to mediate numerous acute physiological alterations that have been purported to confer beneficial effects on performance. This study investigated the acute effects of different warm-up procedures on resistance training performance. Employing a randomized, counterbalanced crossover design, 15 men performed 3 exercises (4 sets of bench press, squat, and arm curl at 80% of 1RM) to failure in 4 conditions (control, specific, aerobic, and combined). Outcome measures included the sum of repetitions and a fatigue index measuring the decline between sets. There was no significant difference for the sum of repetitions or for fatigue index among conditions for the 3 exercises. Performance in the resistance training exercises was not influenced by warm-up.

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