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PURPOSE This systematic review was conducted to identify the impact of upper body warm-up on performance and injury prevention outcomes. METHODS Web of Science, MEDLINE, SPORTDiscus, PsycINFO and Cochrane databases were searched using terms related to upper extremity warm-up. Inclusion criteria were English language randomised controlled trials from(More)
BACKGROUND Warm-up is commonly recommended for injury prevention and performance enhancement across all activities, yet this recommendation is not supported by evidence for repetitive submaximal activities such as instrumental music performance. PURPOSE The objective of this study is to quantify the effects of cardiovascular, core muscle, and musical(More)
BACKGROUND Physical symptoms present in a large percentage of instrumental musicians at all levels of expertise, yet the impact of these symptoms on patterns of muscle use and perceived exertion during performance is still unclear. PURPOSE Quantify the effects of physical symptoms on muscle activity and perceived exertion in skilled violinists during a(More)
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