The Science Behind Warming Up: Dr. Pablo Costa

About this Episode:

Joe and Pablo talk about the science behind warming up, breaking down different warm-up techniques and verifying myths.

About Pablo:

Dr. Costa has a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Cramer. Dr. Costa has authored and co-authored more than 150 research publications, book chapters, conference presentations, and abstracts. In addition, he is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (JSCR), is member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Research Committee, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and serves as a reviewer for over 35 journals.

Interest Areas:
Dr. Costa’s primary research interests involve the non-invasive assessment of neuromuscular function and the physiological effects of exercise on health, fitness, and performance using surface electromyography (EMG), transcutaneous nerve stimulation (evoked twitches), and other methods to non-invasively examine neuromuscular performance. Areas of research he has been involved with include resistance training, sports nutrition, balance, body composition, injury risk, flexibility, acceleration, and rate of force development.

Current projects:

Dr. Costa’s current research projects include:

— The effects of high intensity interval training on exercise and post-exercise caloric expenditure
— The effects of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation on peak torque, muscle imbalance, and injury risk
— The effects of short-term resistance training on contralateral strength gains and muscle mass
— The effects of stretching on performance, injury risk, and postural stability

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About the Author:

Joe is the Founder of Icewater Yoga. Fascinated by the intersection of yoga and sport, his goal is to help athletes develop a consistent yoga practice. He lives in Claremont, CA with his wife, Jill.