Effects of secondary warm up following stretching

Pearce, Alan J., Kidgell, Dawson J., Zois, James and Carlson, John S. 2009, Effects of secondary warm up following stretching, European journal of applied physiology, vol. 105, no. 2, pp. 175-183.

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Title Effects of secondary warm up following stretching
Author(s) Pearce, Alan J.
Kidgell, Dawson J.
Zois, James
Carlson, John S.
Journal name European journal of applied physiology
Volume number 105
Issue number 2
Start page 175
End page 183
Publisher Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2009-01
ISSN 1439-6319
1439-6327
Keyword(s) warm-up
static stretching
dynamic stretching
vertical jump
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Springer-Verlag
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017580

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