Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

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Short Communication, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Effect of Warm-Up Exercises With or Without Static or Dynamic Stretching, on Squat Jump Performance

R Hugh Morton*, Pramod Bajracharya and Darryl J Cochrane
School of Sport and Exercise, Massey University, New Zealand
Corresponding author : Hugh Morton R
School of Sport and Exercise, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand 4442
Tel: 00 64 6 350 4265; Fax: 00 64 6 350 5781
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 31, 2013 Accepted: October 22, 2013 Published: October 25, 2013
Citation: Morton RH, Bajracharya P, Cochrane DJ (2013) Effect of Warm-Up Exercises With or Without Static or Dynamic Stretching, on Squat Jump Performance. J Athl Enhancement 2:5. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000122

Abstract

Effect of Warm-Up Exercises With or Without Static or Dynamic Stretching, on Squat Jump Performance

Warming up prior to training, game-play or competition is practiced regularly by athletes and other physically active individuals. Generally, the warm-up (W-U) consists of a 5-10 minute combination of whole body rhythmic movements, usually progressing to more specific muscle/joint isolation exercises. Various forms of stretching are often also included. Their purpose is to improve flexibility and performance, and reduce the likelihood of injuries. However, there is conflicting evidence as to whether static stretching specifically, had beneficial, null or negative effects on performance, particularly in vertical jump tests like the squat jump. Evidence on injury reduction has also been conflicting.

Keywords: Muscle; Performance; Postactivation potentiation; Training

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