The shorter the timespan, the higher the intensity, the more warm up is needed. In track the 100m runners proberly do the longest warm ups.aussieluke wrote: O
I'm talking about 90 seconds of hard work here. And I'm not talking serious athlete levels or even close. And I'm not talking about jumping out of bed and straight onto the erg to pull a world record.
But 90 seconds of work is not a lot. How much warmup is really necessary for that? How much warmup is too much before it becomes detrimental?
And finally, I'm not saying it IS the answer, just that I wonder how it would go.
How much wu? The fitter you are, the more is needed, you are closer to your personal max potential.
Our aerobic system needs time to work fully, without doing a wu, this will diminish our performace a bit, less oxigion can obsorbed. Joints/muscle at rest have more internal frixtion, wu will lower this frixtion.
A hard 500 on the erg needs a plus 90% max power at the start, doing this without a warm up certainly increeses risk of injury.
To much warm up. Its often not to much, but after a warm up, we need enough time before the real effort. Doing a hard ish wu and starting the real effort within a few min. is to soon. Wait longer.