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Better Way for Athletes to Warm Up

Sat, 22nd Jun 2002

Part of the show How does the Brain Generate Consciousness, Prof. Susan Greenfield

Most of us remember being cautioned by our PE teachers to 'warm up' properly before exercise to prevent muscle, tendon and joint strains. But according to scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University the best way to prepare is with an electric blanket. They argue that muscles develop more power at higher working temperatures which are better achieved artificially as this carries less risk of fatigue ! That's my kind of exercise !

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