Active Stretching and Eccentric Length-Tension Relationship of Hamstring Muscles

Ayala, Francisco and Sainz de Baranda, Pilar and De Ste Croix, Mark B and Santonja, Fernando (2014) Active Stretching and Eccentric Length-Tension Relationship of Hamstring Muscles. Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte, 14 (53). pp. 135-152. ISSN 1577-0354

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the acute effect of an active lower limb stretching routine with a sports-related training load on the hamstring eccentric length-tension relationship. 49 recreational sportsmen completed three assessment sessions, an initial familiarization session and two experimental sessions (control and stretching in random order). Immediately after the interventions (stretching or control), eccentric isokinetic peak torque, maximum force angle and total work were measured in prone position. If the alteration of the eccentric length-tension relationship could be used as a primary risk factor of hamstring muscle strains, the findings of the present study tentatively suggest that static stretching would not be able to alter the relative risk of hamstring muscles.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: This publication was made possible by the Program of Human Resources Formation for Science and Technology grant number 06862/FPI/2007 from the Seneca Foundation under PCTRM 2007–2010 programme, with INFO and FEDER funding up to 80%.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eccentric strength, Muscle strains, Sports injuries, Warm-up, Torque, Physical rehabilitation
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology > QP301.H75 Physiology. Sport
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Sport and Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 12:23
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 05:01
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3832

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