Warm-up strategies are evolving faster than an absence of wisdom teeth, tech neck and taking photos of your food before you eat it. They used to consist of a few quick stretches, then they mutated to active movements and now there’s the next stage of progress: resisted movements.
When football players warmed up with lower-body wearable resistance they improved their 10 and 20m sprint times and horizontal jump performance more than those who did unresisted warm-ups, found a new paper in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Strap a resistance band around your legs to do squats, lunges and single leg deadlifts and you’ll power up your leg speed to shoot past the competition. Or, you can go full tech and use something like the Mass Suit which acts like a wearable resistance band for your wheels.
The resistance bands probably won’t get some strange looks from your team mates, though.