The influence of three different warm-up stretching routines on muscle performance

Haigh, A., Jones, M.A. and Bampouras, Theodoros ORCID logo ORCID: (2005) The influence of three different warm-up stretching routines on muscle performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23 (2). pp. 195-196.

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Prior to performing physical activity it is customary to undertake a warm up in the belief it reduces the risk of injury and increases performance. A typical warm-up includes cardiovascular exercise followed by mobility and stretching exercises. Existing research studies have examined the influence of different types of warm-up (active, passive) and different warm-up structure (intensity, duration and recovery) on performance (Bishop, 2003, Sports Medicine, 33, 483–498). In contrast there is little research comparing the acute effect of different stretching routines within an active warm-up. The aim of the current study was to examine the effect of three different stretching routines on muscle performance of the quadriceps and hamstrings.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Sports Sciences
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0264-0414
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Sports and Physical Activity
Additional Information: Published abstract from the Annual Conference of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool, 7-9 September 2004.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 14:19
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 17:00


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