The effects of passive or active warm-up upon certain physiological measures
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17 runners in training status for the University of Kansas track squad were used as subjects for this study. The purpose was to determine whether significant mean differences in certain physiological measures would result during a treadmill run and during a standard recovery period following active warm-up or passive warm-up.
The means for minute-volume of inspired air were found to be significantly larger following active warm-up than those following passive warm-up during the 3rd through the 9th min of a ten-minute treadmill run.
Other than the significantt-values for minute-volume of inspired air, there were no consistent trends toward significant differences in the means for other variables whether subjects warmed passively or actively.
Key wordsActive Warm-Up Passive Warm-Up Heart Rate Respiration
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