Acute Effects of Limited-Duration Static Stretching on Vertical Jump Performance

Jason C Smith

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 30- and 60-seconds of static stretching on vertical jump (VJ) performance. Twenty-four participants completed no stretching, 30 seconds and 60 seconds of static stretching per muscle group following a warm-up, then completed three countermovement VJ. There was no difference across all three sessions for any of the dependent measures. Limited-duration static stretching may not impair VJ performance.



Keywords


Flexibility, force plates, kinematics, kinetics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.12922/jshp.v3i1.50

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