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Stretching for performance enhancement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16640950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stretching exercises have been considered an essential component of physical training programs for decades. Cross-sectional studies have demonstrated that flexibility measures are related to performance in many sports, suggesting that using stretching to enhance flexibility may indirectly improve performance. However, observations by athletes and coaches have called into question the universal prescription of stretching for the purpose of enhancing sport performance, and this skepticism is being supported by a growing body of empirical data. Whereas the tissue responses and adaptations to stretching have been the most widely studied area of stretching research, comparatively little is understood regarding the neural influences on range of motion, which may have more applicability when the range of motion needs are related to skilled movements as in sport.
Jeni R McNeal; William A Sands
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-27     Completed Date:  2006-06-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, Eastern Washington University, 200 Physical Education Building, Cheney, WA 99004, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy*
Range of Motion, Articular*
Task Performance and Analysis

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