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Comparison between static and dynamic warm-up exercise regimes on lower limb muscle power

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Author(s): Jose Shelton | G. V. Praveen Kumar

Journal: Health
ISSN 1949-4998

Volume: 01;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 117;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Static Stretching | Dynamic Stretching | Force Production | Post Activation Potentiation

ABSTRACT
Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare static and dynamic warm-up regimes on lower limb muscle power and thereby the perform-ance of the individual. Methodology: Twenty eight (28) subjects were assigned into groups consisting of 2 members. From each group, 1 subject performed the static stretching and the other subject performed dynamic stretching as warm-up. This was followed by non-counter movement jumps on a force platform and the vertical jump heights were recorded. Data were analysed using one-way ANOVA and paired t-test at 0.05 alpha. Result: The results showed that dynamic stretching as warm-up causes significant increase (p=0.01) in the vertical jump height as compared to static stretching (p=0.03). Discussion: The increase in vertical jump height could be related to the increase in force pro-duction which plays an important role during the vertical jump test. On the other hand the decrease in vertical jump height following static stretching could be attributed to a decrease in the force production in the muscles. Conclusion: Dynamic warm-up increases the vertical lump height, whereas static stretching decreases the jump height of the athlete.

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