Effects of secondary warm up following stretching

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Pearce, Alan J, Kidgell, Dawson J, Zois, James ORCID: 0000-0001-5025-3119 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)


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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4525
DOI 10.1007/s00421-008-0887-3
Official URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00421-...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Keywords ResPubID18353, warm-up, static stretching, dynamic stretching, vertical jump
Citations in Scopus 46 - View on Scopus
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