Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

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Slidewinder
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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by Slidewinder » May 10th, 2024, 7:39 am

Tsnor wrote:
May 9th, 2024, 4:11 pm
Slidewinder wrote:
May 9th, 2024, 7:36 am

"There is insufficient evidence to endorse or discontinue routine warm-up prior to physical activity to prevent injury among sports participants." (Title: Does warm-up prevent injury in sport? The evidence from randomised control trials. - Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports, June 2006)
I looked it up. The rest of the sentence reads
Conclusions: There is insufficient evidence to endorse or discontinue routine warm-up prior to physical activity to prevent injury among sports participants. However, the weight of evidence is in favour of a decreased risk of injury.

DUDE how could you post that in good conscience ?
The statement, "The weight of evidence is in favour of decreased risk of injury.", is a statement of the findings of the study. It is not the conclusion. In good conscience I posted the conclusion: "There is insufficient evidence to endorse or discontinue routine warm-up prior to physical activity to prevent injury among sports participants."

In your April 14 post on this thread you include this quote, "Stretching before exercising does not reduce injury risk and does reduce performance." and you included a link to studies that show this.

All this must surprise you, as it did me. It goes against what we have been taught. In this thread I offer a possible Darwinian explanation: That since the ability to go from rest to full exertion offers a survival advantage to mammals then natural selection would favour that trait and over aeons it would become ubiquitous. This has been greeted here with anger, ridicule, and insults, but no one has refuted the argument. I asked gvormac to present a refutation of my evolutionary explanation for these research results. He didn't. I ask the same of you. Of course, if you think my explanation has merit, then it would be a simple courtesy for you to acknowledge that.

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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by Sakly » May 10th, 2024, 9:39 am

Slidewinder wrote:
May 10th, 2024, 7:39 am
In this thread I offer a possible Darwinian explanation: That since the ability to go from rest to full exertion offers a survival advantage to mammals then natural selection would favour that trait and over aeons it would become ubiquitous.
Let's have a look at the typical human mammals: they sit on a couch or chair all day long, use elevators, drive by car for shortest distances, do no physical exercises at all and population is 60-70% overweight (of not even a bigger percentage). If Darwinian explanation would hold true in these days, all these humans must die, as to be overweight and develop many metabolic illnesses is clearly not giving any positive impact for natural selection. All these mammals are not able to run even a slightly faster 100m.
But all these mammals get old the same way as the healthy individuals (even if they need much medications or other medical help).
Not sure, if Darwin plays a huge role for this question.
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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by RolandG » May 10th, 2024, 9:53 am

Slidewinder wrote:
May 10th, 2024, 7:39 am
This has been greeted here with anger, ridicule, and insults, but no one has refuted the argument. I asked gvormac to present a refutation of my evolutionary explanation for these research results. He didn't. I ask the same of you. Of course, if you think my explanation has merit, then it would be a simple courtesy for you to acknowledge that.
The only anger, ridicule and insults in this thread were from you.

The burden of proof is solely on you. It is nobody’s responsibility to refute your thoughts, it is your responsibility to offer evidence. What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by Tsnor » May 10th, 2024, 10:55 am

Slidewinder wrote:
May 10th, 2024, 7:39 am
Tsnor wrote:
May 9th, 2024, 4:11 pm
Slidewinder wrote:
May 9th, 2024, 7:36 am

"There is insufficient evidence to endorse or discontinue routine warm-up prior to physical activity to prevent injury among sports participants." (Title: Does warm-up prevent injury in sport? The evidence from randomised control trials. - Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports, June 2006)
I looked it up.
The statement, "The weight of evidence is in favour of decreased risk of injury.", is a statement of the findings of the study. It is not the conclusion."
No, the statement is literally in the conclusions section of the paper. The "conclusions:" tag IS FROM THE PAPER.
Conclusions: There is insufficient evidence to endorse or discontinue routine warm-up prior to physical activity to prevent injury among sports participants. However, the weight of evidence is in favour of a decreased risk of injury.
Slidewinder wrote:
May 10th, 2024, 7:39 am

...In your April 14 post on this thread you include this quote, "Stretching before exercising does not reduce injury risk and does reduce performance." and you included a link to studies that show this....
Yes, but we are talking warmup, not stretching. Based on research I don't stretch before working out. I do warm up. Every time. Because the research supporting this is really strong.

You said don't warm up, it's fine. No, it's not fine. Someone following your advice could get hurt. The only darwin reference I see here is the meme where people who do stupid things don't reproduce.

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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by Tsnor » May 10th, 2024, 11:45 am

Slidewinder wrote:
May 10th, 2024, 7:39 am
... I asked gvormac to present a refutation of my evolutionary explanation for these research results. He didn't.
You haven't posted any research results showing lack of value from warmups in either humans or animals.
Slidewinder wrote:
May 10th, 2024, 7:39 am
...I ask the same of you. Of course, if you think my explanation has merit, then it would be a simple courtesy for you to acknowledge that.
Easy to refute. Once you read the refutation "it would be a simple courtesy for you to acknowledge that."

Horse racing is a money sport. These animals are valuable and studied. Nobody would race a horse without a warmup. So it was fairly easy to find equine studies that refuted your claim that animals, through some Darwinian mechanism, don't benefit from warmup. e.g. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 0621003440 You can find similar in dog studies like this one. https://brill.com/view/journals/cep/17/ ... p251_6.xml Or you can just say people are animals and use people studies, like this one from us military "the amount of time a subject was "grounded," duty not involving flying, because of a musculoskeletal injury decreased significantly from 146 days per month to 73 days per month (p = 0.02). A quick, generic warm-up of evidence-based exercises may decrease the number of limited duty days in a flying population." https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27168558/

Your Darwin argument can be reversed. You could just as easily make an argument that the advantages of warmup are so clear that Darwinian behavior led to predatory doing sneak attacks so that prey did not have time to warm up.

The science behind warmups is clear and clean. Muscles work differently when they are warm. That can be directly measured, and has been shown to be beneficial for both performance and injury reduction.

This forum is full of excellent trusted information. Please keep it that way. You know warmups are best practice. You've just spent days trying to find a study that shows the opposite and failed. Don't get the people who trust you hurt.

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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by Slidewinder » May 11th, 2024, 7:32 am

Tsnor wrote:
May 10th, 2024, 10:55 am
Slidewinder wrote:
May 10th, 2024, 7:39 am
Tsnor wrote:
May 9th, 2024, 4:11 pm


I looked it up.
The statement, "The weight of evidence is in favour of decreased risk of injury.", is a statement of the findings of the study. It is not the conclusion."
No, the statement is literally in the conclusions section of the paper. The "conclusions:" tag IS FROM THE PAPER.
Conclusions: There is insufficient evidence to endorse or discontinue routine warm-up prior to physical activity to prevent injury among sports participants. However, the weight of evidence is in favour of a decreased risk of injury.
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Yes, the authors of the paper state that the weight of evidence is in favour of decreased risk of injury - but have determined that the "weight" of that evidence is so insignificant that they conclude "there is insufficient evidence to endorse or discontinue warm-up prior to physical activity to prevent injury among sports participants".

The authors of the paper are careless about sentence structure. For clarity, the sentence should read, "Although the weight of evidence is in favour of decreased risk of injury, there is insufficient evidence to endorse or discontinue routine warm-up prior to physical activity to prevent injury among sport participants." This would have made it less likely for biased readers to misinterpret the study (as you have done) and declare triumphantly that the study proves that warm-ups are beneficial.

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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by iain » May 13th, 2024, 4:14 am

I thought it was too obvious and apologies for anyone who thinks I am patronising when I point out that evolution by natural selection relies upon there being the variation available to be selected. As stated you could equally argue that if instant teleporation had any advantage we would all be able to instantly teleport! As for animal examples, I would imagine that lions don't actually accelerate at 100% of their potential to protect them from injury when accelerating on cold muscles. THeir prey may well not have this as the risk of injury may be outweighed by the advantage of not being eaten given that a one on one run from a predator will be rare for them while done several times every day by the predator.
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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by Slidewinder » May 13th, 2024, 8:15 am

iain wrote:
May 13th, 2024, 4:14 am
...evolution by natural selection relies upon there being the variation available to be selected.
Of course. The ability to go from rest to full exertion without a warm-up would not have suddenly appeared. It would have evolved incrementally - both for predator and prey.

In a private message, one forum member observed that the speed difference between a sabre tooth tiger and early humans would have been so great that this trait would have offered no survival advantage - seemingly a good point. But if you were in a group of cave-men fleeing from a predator, you didn't have to be faster than the predator, you just had to be faster than the guy beside you. We see this in caribou. Wolves take the slowest - the weak, the sick - thereby keeping the caribou herd strong.

In any case, the evolutionary development of this trait probably occurred far far earlier in time. It would be lodged deep in the ancient DNA we share with our four footed furry ancestors, predating the existence of lions, antelopes, and humans.

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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by Dutch » May 14th, 2024, 2:40 pm

I have solved this dilemma, I am going to buy a lion costume and get on my rower and I will have a suit, mind connection and then just like the lions, not have to warm up. I am also going to have a wall mural painted of a savannah to make my suit mind connection fool proof, so i will spring from the off like mother nature intended. :D
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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by Dangerscouse » May 14th, 2024, 2:47 pm

Dutch wrote:
May 14th, 2024, 2:40 pm
suit mind connection fool proof, so i will spring from the off like mother nature intended. :D
Hahahahaha, love it!! Suit mind connection!!!
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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by gvcormac » May 14th, 2024, 4:54 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:
May 14th, 2024, 2:47 pm
Dutch wrote:
May 14th, 2024, 2:40 pm
suit mind connection fool proof, so i will spring from the off like mother nature intended. :D
Hahahahaha, love it!! Suit mind connection!!!
+1

I've derived a lot of entertainment from this thread. Mind you, I also watch flat-earther and sovereign citizen videos. It is useless but harmless.

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Re: Stretching, (Dynamic?) and Warmup

Post by Willy.VdW » May 15th, 2024, 2:37 am

Dutch wrote:
May 14th, 2024, 2:40 pm
I have solved this dilemma, I am going to buy a lion costume and get on my rower and I will have a suit, mind connection and then just like the lions, not have to warm up. :D
Mind you, lions attract flies, so you will have to wiggle your tale.
This may be a challenge while rowing.

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