- Is not a substitute for a warm-up
- Warm up and emphasis on the specific muscles.
- Should be pain free
- Stimulate the sympathetic nervous system
- Stimulate the athlete mental alertness
- After appropriate warm-down activities
- Improve nutrition to soft tissues and removal of metabolites from muscles
- Calm the athlete mentally
- Passive stretching can be incorporated
- Assess and determine the need for necessary follow up treatments.