<p>You know, the simple warmups are usually the best. You don't have to get too fancy with the stretches, but just make sure that all of the muscles you're going to use are warm.</p> <p>Stick with simple options like:</p> <p>-Hamstring stretches</p> <p>-Calf stretches</p> <p>-Thigh stretches</p> <p>-Lower back stretches</p> <p>Roll your ankles all around, stretch those arms and shoulders, and just get your body loose by jumping rope for a few minutes. You'll find that you don't have to spend too much time warming up - just enough to get the blood flowing to your muscles.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
09/01/2010 09:34 AM
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08/21/2010 07:08 AM
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02/16/2010 12:46 PM
[p]http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/expert.q.a/01/22/knee.stretching.jampolis/index.html?iref=allsearch[/p][p]This article summarizes the Harmoknee Preventative Training Program which provides a list of different warmup drills that will help prevent serious injuries to the knees. It's great for all sports, including volleyball. The article goes on to list other sites for information including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Women's Sports Foundation.[/p]