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2.3.1. Anthropometric Assessment
2.3.2. Counter Movement Jump
2.3.3. Core Temperature
2.3.4. Skin Temperature
2.3.5. Heart Rate
3.1. CMJ Performance
3.2. Core Temperature
3.3. Skin Temperature
3.4. Heart Rate
5. Practical Applications
- A standardized warm up considerably increases physiological and performance responses for basketball players that may contribute to enhanced match performance.
- Inactivity for a substantial period (6 min) following warm up demonstrates the players’ HR level returning to baseline and the start of skin temperature decrease obtained during the warm-up. Without running an off-court warm-up, substituting a player from this point on into the game may pose a risk for substitute strategies. However, the results of this study should be interpreted with caution given the small sample size.
- Implementation of a devised warm up to enhance core/skin temperature for substitute players immediately before they engage with competition may optimize player performances for a positive match outcome.
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