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Newcastle players warming up.

Easy: Warm up

Easy: Warm up

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases. Things you use and need to know to play the game.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the phrase warm up

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: Don’t forget you can always find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases; things you use and need to know to play the game.


Rich: The phrase we are looking at in this episode is: warm up.

Jack: Warm up is a phrasal verb and has a few meanings. It can be used to describe food that has gone cold and we need to make it warm again - we need to warm it up - make it warmer.

Rich: We can use it to talk about crowds or parties. The atmosphere at the football stadium warmed up when the team got their first goal. This means the fans got more enthusiastic and excited.

Jack: A machine might need a bit of time to warm up - to reach the correct temperature - before it starts working properly.

Rich: The meaning we are going to concentrate in this episode though is the meaning that is connected to preparing our bodies for physical exercise.

Jack: Before we do sport and exercise we should always warm up. To warm up we often do short exercises to stretch our muscles and prepare our body for activity.

Rich: I remember once I pulled a muscle when I went for a run and I’m sure it’s because I forgot to warm up before I started running.

Jack: Yes, it’s important to warm up before exercise and then cool down when you’ve finished. 

Rich: Yes, it’s good to have a warm-up routine or do a warm-up before exercise.

Jack: In this example, we are using warm-up as a noun and using it as an adjective. A warm-up or a warm-up routine.

Rich: Warm-up routine and warm-up exercises are two useful common collocations.

Jack: We sometimes use the noun when talking about the stage of a match. We might hear that a coach had to change their team at the last moment because a player was injured in the warm-up.

Rich: One other way we use warm up when we are talking about football is when teams play warm-up matches

Jack: International teams often play warm-up matches before a big tournament.

Rich: These matches are friendly matches that are played just before a tournament such as the World Cup.

Jack: Warm-up matches help teams get ready in terms of fitness and tactics for a tournament.


Rich: There is the final whistle!

Jack: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

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Why is it important to warm up before doing sport?

Do you habe a specific warm-up routine?

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Michaelsun
12/03/2022
CN
738
points

It’s easy to get injury if you don’t make a warm-up before doing sport.


Michaelsun
12/03/2022 08:53
China
Manchester United
738

It’s easy to get injury if you don’t make a warm-up before doing sport.

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Gabriel Amaral
25/05/2021
BR
1512
points

It's important to prepare both muscles and joints to support the activity properly.
I prefer to warm-up by stretching and little games, such as rondos.


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Gabriel Amaral
25/05/2021 19:52
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

It's important to prepare both muscles and joints to support the activity properly.
I prefer to warm-up by stretching and little games, such as rondos.

hsn's picture
hsn
22/11/2020
TR
5527
points

Why is it important to warm up before doing sport?
Because there could have be a muscle pain or body hurt. Warm up exercises like streching e.t.c prepare body for sport activitiy.

Do you habe a specific warm-up routine?
As I mentioned earlier in my comments, every day even in winter, before noon I walk for at least 45 minutes after that I have a warm up routine. At first, an exercise of head movements which make neck muscles strong. After squatting, to balance with legs comes. There are also public sports equipments in the park for work out. I try them.


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hsn
22/11/2020 17:26
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5527

Why is it important to warm up before doing sport?
Because there could have be a muscle pain or body hurt. Warm up exercises like streching e.t.c prepare body for sport activitiy.

Do you habe a specific warm-up routine?
As I mentioned earlier in my comments, every day even in winter, before noon I walk for at least 45 minutes after that I have a warm up routine. At first, an exercise of head movements which make neck muscles strong. After squatting, to balance with legs comes. There are also public sports equipments in the park for work out. I try them.

hsn's picture
hsn
22/11/2020
TR
5527
points

Why is it important to warm up before doing sport?
Because there could have be a muscle pain or body hurt. Warm up exercises like streching e.t.c prepare body for sport activitiy.

Do you habe a specific warm-up routine?
As I mentioned earlier in my comments, every day even in winter, before noon I walk for at least 45 minutes after that I have a warm up routine. At first, an exercise of head movements which make neck muscles strong. After squatting, to balance with legs comes. There are also public sports equipments in the park for work out. I try them.


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hsn
22/11/2020 17:25
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5527

Why is it important to warm up before doing sport?
Because there could have be a muscle pain or body hurt. Warm up exercises like streching e.t.c prepare body for sport activitiy.

Do you habe a specific warm-up routine?
As I mentioned earlier in my comments, every day even in winter, before noon I walk for at least 45 minutes after that I have a warm up routine. At first, an exercise of head movements which make neck muscles strong. After squatting, to balance with legs comes. There are also public sports equipments in the park for work out. I try them.

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mobeckham
14/10/2020
TR
6510
points

I do have a warm-up routine before playing football games with my friends.
We run around the pitch 5 times and do some stretches together then rest for 10 minutes before the kickoff.


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mobeckham
14/10/2020 17:32
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I do have a warm-up routine before playing football games with my friends.
We run around the pitch 5 times and do some stretches together then rest for 10 minutes before the kickoff.

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mobeckham
14/10/2020
TR
6510
points

Because we prepare our bodies for an intensive physical exercise so we should do some light exercises first to be fit and stay away from muscle injuries.


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mobeckham
14/10/2020 17:29
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Because we prepare our bodies for an intensive physical exercise so we should do some light exercises first to be fit and stay away from muscle injuries.

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Robert Tavares
13/10/2020
BR
399
points

Hi there!
I think that is very important to warm up before doind sport to avoid muscles injuries.
Ride a bike on weekend is my favorite hobby actually, so I warm up body parts like legs, knees, waist and neck that its more required during cycling.


Robert Tavares's picture
Robert Tavares
13/10/2020 16:22
Brazil
Leeds United
399

Hi there!
I think that is very important to warm up before doind sport to avoid muscles injuries.
Ride a bike on weekend is my favorite hobby actually, so I warm up body parts like legs, knees, waist and neck that its more required during cycling.

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kayboy19
13/10/2020
KH
95
points

To tune-up our body and muscles to avoid injuries


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kayboy19
13/10/2020 15:53
Cambodia
Liverpool
95

To tune-up our body and muscles to avoid injuries

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
13/10/2020
UA
6281
points

I don't have any special warm-up routine and often might get along without it. Though my father's regular warm-ups stay forever in my mind from my early years: he was a doctor, now retired, and knows everything about a healthy life and sports style. Btw, he usually runs only in a room and never ran jogging or something - I think he always took care of the heart and joints.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
13/10/2020 12:02
Ukraine
Liverpool
6281

I don't have any special warm-up routine and often might get along without it. Though my father's regular warm-ups stay forever in my mind from my early years: he was a doctor, now retired, and knows everything about a healthy life and sports style. Btw, he usually runs only in a room and never ran jogging or something - I think he always took care of the heart and joints.

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