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Effects of secondary warm up following stretching

Pearce, Alan J and Kidgell, Dawson J and Zois, James and Carlson, John S (2009) Effects of secondary warm up following stretching. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 105 (2). pp. 175-183. ISSN 1439-6319(print version),1439-6327(electronic version)

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Abstract

Evidence suggests that static stretching inhibits muscular power. However, research does not reflect practice whereby individuals follow up stretching with secondary activity. This study investigated muscular power following stretching, and after a second bout of activity. Participants (n = 13) completed 3 randomized testing sessions which included a 5 min warm-up, followed by a vertical jump (VJ) on a force platform; an intervention (static stretching, dynamic, or control), followed by a second VJ. Participants then completed a series of movements, followed by a VJ, up to 60 min post activity. Immediately following the intervention, there was a 10.7% difference in VJ between static and dynamic stretching. The second warm up bout increased VJ height following the dynamic intervention, whereas the static stretching condition did not show any differences. The novel finding from this study demonstrates a second exercise bout does not reverse the effects of static stretching and is still detrimental to VJ.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18353, warm-up, static stretching, dynamic stretching, vertical jump
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
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2012 02:31
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 23:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4525
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-008-0887-3
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Citations in Scopus: 22 - View on Scopus

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