As the historical methodologies of sports medicine have evolved and expanded, the act of passive stretching has been replaced by low-intensity exercise—or warming up—in order to fully prepare the body for physical tasks. Combined with a prevention- based approach, "warming up" has proven to be a powerful and effective tool in a modern occupational setting, bringing heightened productivity, lower rates of musculoskeletal injuries, and long-term improvements in both health and safety.
Define the distinguishing differences of warming up vs. stretching and it application to pre-work stretching in occupational settings
Demonstrate dynamic warm up movements that can be incorporated into any job setting.
Identify metrics used to measure the impact of one company's warm up program for a return on the company's investment.