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The warm-up of the champions

If you want to be a champion, you have to train like one. It starts with the warm-up.

You can find out here why more and more greats of international sport are giving their warm-up a boost with our Phantom training mask in addition to their training and how you can include this in your own warm-up.

Warm up basics

Warming up before physical exertion or competitions serves to create an optimal psychophysical and coordinative-kinaesthetic performance condition, as well as to prevent injuries.

It has the following effects on the human organism:

  • increase in heart rate

  • Improved blood circulation

  • respiratory regulation

  • Decreased muscle viscosity

  • Improved energy and oxygen supply

  • Optimization of neuromuscular processes

  • Increase in mental motivation

  • injury prevention

As a result, the warm-up fulfills an important function for the Achieving sporting bests. In addition, it lowers the risk of injury and thus ensures the long-term maintaining performance, as well as -increase. (1)

Inspiratory muscle training and its benefits for the warm-up

In our article about Inspiratory muscle training (IMT), the concept on which the Phantom Training Mask is based, you were able to find out more about this principle.

In addition to the numerous effects that it offers you to take your athletic development to a new level, even your warm-up, and thus your subsequent performance, can benefit in a very special way.

Just like your training, you can also intensify your warm-up with the Phantom training mask. super star Jay Ajayi, who won the 2018 Superbowl with the Philadelphia Eagles, swears by it. "I'm not a fan of long warm-up drills before the game," said the top NFL player. "Instead, I prefer to put on my mask, a few quick sprints, one or two drills, then I realize, yes... I'm ready!".

And that shows in the sequel.

In various scientific studies, the Combination of a classic warm-up with IMT subsequent performance can be increased.

For example the maximum applied forcein a rowing test rose so significantly, as did the overall performance compared to another test group. The subjects also did not get out of breath so quickly.(2)

Likewise with, mind you, already well-trained elite swimmers the time required for the 100m distance be drastically reduced.(3)

Also one Improving coordination skills, eg the footwork in badminton was improved by a combination of IMT and "classic" warm-up. (4)

what does that mean to you?

The next time you warm up, whether it's before an important game, competition, or even your regular workout, substitute lengthy warm-up periods short, intense intervals with your Phantom Training Mask and watch your follow through skyrocket.


(1) Weineck, J.; Weineck, A. (2010): LK Sport (Volume 1) - Sport biological and training scientific basics

(2) Volianitis, S. et al. (2001): Specific respiratory warmup improves rowing performance and exertional dyspnea

(3) Wilson, E. et al. (2013): Respiratory muscle specific warm-up and elite swimming performance

(4) Lin, H. et al. (2007): Specific inspiratory muscle warm-up enhances badminton footwork performance

If you too want to improve your physical and mental abilities in order to push your body to peak athletic performance, you should take a look at our Phantom training mask!


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