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Journal of Motor Behavior, Vol. 42, No. 6, 2010 Copyright C Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
 

Summary: Journal of Motor Behavior, Vol. 42, No. 6, 2010
Copyright C Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Why Professional Athletes Need a Prolonged Period of Warm-Up
and Other Peculiarities of Human Motor Learning
Robert Ajemian1
, Alessandro D'Ausilio2
, Helene Moorman3
, Emilio Bizzi1
1
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. 2
Department of Psychology,
University of Rome `La Sapienza,' Italy. 3
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
ABSTRACT. Professional athletes involved in sports that require
the execution of fine motor skills must practice for a consider-
able length of time before competing in an event. Why is such
practice necessary? Is it merely to warm-up the muscles, tendons,
and ligaments, or does the athlete's sensorimotor network need to
be constantly recalibrated? In this article, the authors present a

  

Source: Ajemian, Robert - Mcgovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine