Acute effects of two different stretching techniques on isokinetic strength and power

Ayala, Francisco, De Ste Croix, Mark B ORCID: 0000-0001-9911-4355, Sainz de Baranda, P. and Santonja, F. (2015) Acute effects of two different stretching techniques on isokinetic strength and power. Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte, 8 (3). pp. 93-102. doi:10.1016/j.ramd.2014.06.003

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Objectives: To examine and compare the acute effects of short duration static and dynamic lower-limb stretching routines on the knee flexor and extensor peak torque and mean power during maximal concentric and eccentric muscle actions. Method: Forty-nine active adults completed the following intervention protocols on separate days: non-stretching, static stretching and dynamic stretching. After the stretching or control intervention, concentric and eccentric isokinetic peak torque and mean power of the leg extensors and flexors were measured in prone position. Measures were compared via a fully-within-groups factorial ANOVA. Results: Neither static nor dynamic stretching has influence on isokinetic peak torque and mean power when they were compared with the control condition. Paired comparison also showed that the isokinetic strength and power results reported by dynamic stretching session were slightly higher than those found during the static stretching session. Conclusions: Short pre-exercise static and dynamic lower-limb stretching routines did not elicit stretching-induce reductions or improvements in knee flexor and knee extensor isokinetic concentric and eccentric strength. In addition, the findings of the current study support the claim that dynamic stretching may be preferable to static stretching as part of a warm-up designed to prepare for physical activity.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Warm-up; Strength performance; Peak torque; Power output; Isokinetic
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP301.H75 Physiology. Sport
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 14:20
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:09

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