Table 1. Evoked contractile properties and MVIT immediately before (Pre) and 10 s after (Post) the four conditioning activities for the plantar flexor muscles.
SS DS SIMA CON
PTT, Nm Pre 34.4 ± 6.5 35.1 ± 8.4 33.5 ± 6.0 36.0 ± 6.3
Post 33.4 ± 7.3 34.1 ± 8.5 35.3 ± 5.4 * 35.1 ± 5.7
Δ% -3.4 ± 4.8 -2.7 ± 7.6 5.8 ± 5.2 -2.2 ± 4.2
RTD, Nm·s-1 Pre 443.8 ± 65.8 435.6 ± 84.3 436.1 ± 74.4 455.1 ± 74.2
Post 445.2 ± 84.4 433.5 ± 100.4 464.9 ± 67.8 * 445.2 ± 68.5
Δ% -0.2 ± 6.8 -0.9 ± 9.4 7.4 ± 8.3 -1.8 ± 6.0
MVIT, Nm Pre 132.5 ± 24.7 136.4 ± 24.4 132.7 ± 21.0 131.5 ± 17.9
Post 122.2 ± 23.3 * 134.7 ± 23.6 131.6 ± 21.4 132.1 ± 17.0
Δ% -7.7 ± 3.8 -1.1 ± 6.4 -1.0 ± 7.0 0.7 ± 6.7
Absolute values are expressed as mean ± standard deviations (SD) and change scores as percentage of pre-intervention test ± standard deviations (SD). Significant difference from:
*pre-intervention tests,
†the other three conditioning activities (P<0.05). CON: Control; DS: Dynamic stretching; MVIT: Maximal voluntary isometric torque; PTT: Peak twitch torque; RTD: Rate of torque development; SIMA: Submaximal isometric muscle activity; SS: Static stretching.