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The acute effects of static stretching on peak force, peak rate of force development and muscle activity during single- and multiple-joint actions in older women.
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PMID:  23234265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract The present study investigated the acute effects of static stretching on peak force, peak rate of force development and integrated electromyography (iEMG) in 27 older women (65 ± 4 years; 69 ± 9 kg; 157 ± 1 cm; 28 ± 4 kg · m(-2)). The participants were tested during two exercises (leg press and knee extension) after two conditions: stretching and control. The data were collected on four days (counterbalanced with a 24-hour rest period). In the stretching condition, the quadriceps muscle was stretched (knee flexion) for three sets of 30 s with 30 s rest intervals. No significant difference was detected for peak force and peak rate of force development during the single- and multiple-joint exercises, regardless of the following interactions: condition (stretching and control) vs. time (pre x post x 10 x 20 x 30 minutes post; P > 0.05) and exercise vs. time (P > 0.05). Additionally, no significant interaction was found for the iEMG activity (condition vs. time; P > 0.05) in the single- and multiple-joint exercises. In conclusion, a small amount of stretching of an agonist muscle (quadriceps) did not affect the peak force, peak rate of force development and EMG activity in older women during single- and multiple-joint exercises.
Raquel Gonçalves; André Luiz Demantova Gurjão; José Claudio Jambassi Filho; Paulo De Tarso Veras Farinatti; Lilian Teresa Bucken Gobbi; Sebastião Gobbi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sports sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1466-447X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8405364     Medline TA:  J Sports Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Department of Physical Education , UNESP - University Estadual Paulista , Av 24A, 1515 , Rio Claro , 13506-900 , Brazil.
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