WARM-UP MASSAGE DOES NOT IMPROVE SPRINTING
Harmer, P. A. (1991). The effect of pre-performance massage on stride frequency in sprinters. Athletic Training, JNATA, 26, 55-59.
A 30-minute bout of sports massage did not significantly increase stride frequency of 14 male sprinters.
Implication. This study does not support pre-performance massage as being an ergogenic aid although it does make most athletes feel "good."
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