The Effect of Different Flexibility Protocols on Strength and Power Power in Athletes: A Systematic Review

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Morales, Mayra, “The Effect of Different Flexibility Protocols on Strength and Power Power in Athletes: A Systematic Review ,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed August 12, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/477.

Title

The Effect of Different Flexibility Protocols on Strength and Power Power in Athletes: A Systematic Review

Creator

Morales, Mayra

Date

2020

Description

The purpose of this review is to identify the most effective stretching protocol to increase collegiate athlete’s strength and power performance such as the countermovement jump test and sprint performance times. Methods: A total of 15 research articles examine various stretching protocols in collegiate or elite athletes. Results: A recurring pattern shows statistical significance that long durations of static stretching has detrimental effects on countermovement and sprint performance when compared to dynamic stretching. On the other hand, a combination of stretching including dynamic stretching may reduce the adverse effects of static stretching. Discussion: These findings may suggest that the most effective stretching protocol may vary depending on the athlete, training status, duration and frequency of the stretching. There isn’t a clear defined guideline that state which stretching protocol each sports team must follow. Depending on the activity the athlete will participate, it will determine what the most practical flexibility protocol will be in terms of efficiently warming up the muscles in order to prevent injuries, muscle imbalances, and maximize sports performance. Further research must be conducted due to the mixed and contradicting literature.

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Subject

flexibility training; strength performance; muscle power; collegiate athletes; stretching; warm-up protocols; sprinting times

Publisher

Simmons University (Boston, Mass.)

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mp4 video

Language

English

Type

Undergraduate Symposium
Project Discipline: Exercise Science