Effects of static stretching following a dynamic warm-up on speed, agility and power

Bishop, Daniel and Middleton, Geoff (2013) Effects of static stretching following a dynamic warm-up on speed, agility and power. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 8 (2). pp. 391-400. ISSN 1988-5202

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Static Stretching prior to sport has been shown to decrease force production in comparison to the increasing popularity of dynamic warm-up methods. However some athletes continue to use a bout of static stretching following dynamic methods. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects on speed, agility and power following a period of additional static stretching following a dynamic warm-up routine. Twenty-five male University students who participated in team sports performed two warm-up protocols concentrating on the lower body one week apart through a randomised cross over design. The Dynamic Warm-up (DW) protocol used a series of specific progressive exercises lasting 10 minutes over a distance of 20m. The Dynamic Warm-up plus Static Stretching (DWS) protocol used the same DW protocol followed by a 5 minute period during which 7 muscle groups were stretched. Following each warm-up the subjects performed a countermovement vertical jump, 20m sprint and Illinois agility test, 1 minute apart. The results demonstrated no significant differences in speed, agility and jump performance following the two protocols DW and DWS. The study concludes that performing static stretching following a dynamic warm-up prior to performance does not affect speed, agility and vertical jump performance.

Keywords:Performance enhancement, Warm-up, vertical jump, 20m sprint, Illinois agility, bmjdoi
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C600 Sports Science
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Deposited On:10 Dec 2010 12:21

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