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Warming up and stretching for athletes: a meta-analysis of the research literature from 2000 to 2006 in light of current athletic practice

Zois, James and Pearce, Alan J and Carlson, John (2008) Warming up and stretching for athletes: a meta-analysis of the research literature from 2000 to 2006 in light of current athletic practice. Medicine and Science in Tennnis, 13 (1). pp. 10-14. ISSN 1567-2352

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Abstract

This review presents the methods used to investigate the effects of various stretching protocols on muscular force and performance, in light of current individual and elite athlete stretching practices in their warm-up routines. A meta-analysis of peer-reviewed articles between the years of 2000 and 2007 revealed the majority of studies support the notion that static stretching is detrimental to muscular force and performance. However, the meta-analysis also revealed that the protocols used do not necessarily match current practice with many elite athletes. This article proposes, based on the mismatch between research and practice, that further studies must address this issue in further exploring the role of stretching in pre-training and competition warm-up routines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16340. warm-ups, stretching, exercising, exercises, athletes, athletics, athletic, muscle strength, physical performance
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2011 23:11
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 04:39
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4095
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