Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
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Research article
Acute Effects of Three Different Stretching Protocols on the Wingate Test Performance
Bruno L. Franco1, Gabriel R. Signorelli2, Gabriel S. Trajano4, Pablo B. Costa3, , Carlos G. de Oliveira5
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1 Salgado de Oliveira University, Niterói, Brazil
2 Gama Filho University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3 Department of Kinesiology, California State University - San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, USA
4 Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, Australia
5 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, EEFD, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pablo B. Costa
✉ Department of Kinesiology, California State University – San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, HP-120, San Bernardino, CA 92407
Email: pcosta@csusb.edu
Publish Date
Received: 18-08-2011
Accepted: 16-09-2011
Published (online): 01-03-2012
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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.

Key words: Static stretching, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, dynamic stretching, anaerobic power


           Key Points
  • The mean power was significantly lower when comparing dynamic stretching.to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
  • For peak power, significant differences were observed between more comparisons, with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching providing the lowest result.
  • A consistent increase of time to reach the peak was observed after all stretching exercises when compared to non-stretching.
  • 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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