METHOD 1: Massage (Performance Enhancement)
BENEFITS / PURPOSE: Increased athletic performance by lengthening the propulsive musculature, even out the texture of the tissue, and passively activate the nervous system. Focuses on stretching and warming up the tendons and ligaments by increasing blood supply; and also helps to put athletes in a parasympathetic (calm/relaxed) state.
PRE / POST WKT: Pre-Workout/Competition
FREQUENCY: Before every high intensity workout. Massage frequency is
increased when workout frequency is increased (i.e. training camps, traveling).
DURATION: 15-20 Minutes.
NOTES: Should be done 15-20 minutes before a workout. Pre-workout massage
will be a very light, slapping type massage (not deep-tissue) so the athlete will
feel fresh and awake.
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