Acute effects of three different stretching protocols on the Wingate test performance

Franco, Bruno L., Signorelli, Gabriel R., Trajano, Gabriel S., Costa, Pablo B., & de Oliveira, Carlos G. (2012) Acute effects of three different stretching protocols on the Wingate test performance. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 11, pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of different stretching exercises on the performance of the traditional Wingate test (WT). Fifteen male participants performed five WT; one for familiarization (FT), and the remaining four after no stretching (NS), static stretching (SS), dynamic stretching (DS), and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Stretches were targeted for the hamstrings, quadriceps, and calf muscles. Peak power (PP), mean power (MP), and the time to reach PP (TP) were calculated. The MP was significantly lower when comparing the DS (7.7 ± 0.9 W/kg) to the PNF (7.3 ± 0.9 W/kg) condition (p < 0.05). For PP, significant differences were observed between more comparisons, with PNF stretching providing the lowest result. A consistent increase of TP was observed after all stretching exercises when compared to NS. The results suggest the type of stretching, or no stretching, should be considered by those who seek higher performance and practice sports that use maximal anaerobic power.

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ID Code: 96719
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1303-2968
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2016 23:00
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