Re: The case for High intensity warmups
I would agree with you a warm up which works up to and includes high intensity is important for maximum performance in a subsequent high intensity work bout. But, I wonder if the gains seen in the study are due to a better warm-up of the aerobic system through vasodilation. Even in a 200m run, lasting 20 seconds or so for a world class athlete, a not insubstantial portion of the energy used comes from the aerobic system (just less than 30% for males and about 33% for females according to one study).
Has the increase in the alactic performance been measured? Or do you just have to conclude that based on the fact most of the energy is from the alactic system?