MASSAGE DOES NOT CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO WARM-UP
Boone, T., Cooper, R., & Thompson, W. R. (1991). A physiologic evaluation of the sports massage. Athletic Training, JNATA, 26, 51-54.
A 30-minute bout of sports massage did not affect central or peripheral responses of healthy males to an 80% VO2max treadmill run.
Implication. Massage, as part of a warm-up, does not enhance endurance performance.
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