Sophia Smith



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According to Greenberg et al. (2019), the Y Balance Test (YBT) is a clinical measurement of dynamic balance that mimics sports movements requiring unilateral balance. In this lab specifically six NCAA Division 1 athletes were chosen to complete a “cold” YBT with no warm-up prior to the test and a YBT test with a standardized dynamic warm-up protocol before the test. According to Daneshjoo et al. (2012), a dynamic warmup protocol will increase dynamic and static balance and proprioception of the athletes. The six athletes that were chosen contained three male and three female athletes from various sports including track and field, soccer, baseball, swimming, and lacrosse. All the athletes had been cleared for play in their sport and were free from injury or surgery within the past six months. The purpose of this lab was to test the hypothesis that a dynamic warmup prior to a YBT will have higher scores compared to a cold YBT.

Publication Date

Spring 2022


Boiling Springs, NC

The Effect of a Standardized Dynamic Warm-up on YBT Scores