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Ten minutes of dynamic stretching is sufficient to potentiate vertical jump performance characteristics

Turki, Olfa, Chaouachi, Anis, Drinkwater, Eric J., Chtara, Moktar, Chamari, Karim, Amri, Mohamed and Behm, David G. 2011, Ten minutes of dynamic stretching is sufficient to potentiate vertical jump performance characteristics, Journal of strength and conditioning research, vol. 25, no. 9, pp. 2453-2463, doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31822a5a79.

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Title Ten minutes of dynamic stretching is sufficient to potentiate vertical jump performance characteristics
Author(s) Turki, Olfa
Chaouachi, Anis
Drinkwater, Eric J.
Chtara, Moktar
Chamari, Karim
Amri, Mohamed
Behm, David G.
Journal name Journal of strength and conditioning research
Volume number 25
Issue number 9
Start page 2453
End page 2463
Total pages 11
Publisher Lippincott William & Wilkins
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2011-09
ISSN 1533-4287
Keyword(s) postactivation potentiation
flexibility
fatigue
plyometrics
recovery
Summary The current literature recommends dynamic rather than static stretching for the athletic warm-up. Dynamic stretching and various conditioning stimuli are used to induce potentiation in subsequent athletic performance. However, it is unknown as to which type of activity in conjunction with dynamic stretching within a warm-up provides the optimal potentiation of vertical jump performance. It was the objective of the study to examine the possible potentiating effect of various types of conditioning stimuli with dynamic stretching. Twenty athletes participated in 6 protocols. All the experimental protocols included 10 minutes of dynamic stretching. After the dynamic stretching, the subjects performed a (a) concentric (DS/CON): 3 sets of 3 repetition maximum deadlift exercise; (b) isometric (DS/ISOM): 3 sets of 3-second maximum voluntary contraction back squats; (c) plyometric (DS/PLYO): 3 sets of 3 tuck jumps; (d) eccentric (DS/ECC): 3 modified drop jumps; (e) dynamic stretching only (DS), and (f) control protocol (CON). Before the intervention and at recovery periods of 15 seconds, 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20 minutes, the participants performed 1-2 maximal countermovement jumps. The DS and DS/CON protocols generally had a 95-99% likelihood of exceeding the smallest worthwhile change for vertical jump height, peak power, velocity and force. However, the addition of the deadlift to the DS did not augment the potentiating effect. Time-to-peak potentiation was variable between individuals but was most consistent between 3 and 5 minutes. Thus, the volume and the intensity associated with 10 minutes of dynamic stretching were sufficient to provide the potentiation of vertical jump characteristics. Additional conditioning activities may promote fatigue processes, which do not permit further potentiation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31822a5a79
Field of Research 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, National Strength and Conditioning Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083051

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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