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The impact of different warm-up protocols on vertical jump performance in male collegiate athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18296979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of different types of warm-up on countermovement vertical jump (VJ) performance. Sixty-four male Division I collegiate football players completed a pretest for VJ height. The participants were then randomly assigned to a warm-up only condition, a warm-up plus static stretching condition, a warm-up plus dynamic stretching condition, or a warm-up plus dynamic flexibility condition. VJ performance was tested immediately after the completion of the warm-up. The results showed that there was a significant difference (P < .05) in VJ performance between the warm-up groups. Posttest jump performance improved in all groups; however, the mean for the static stretching group was significantly lower than the means for the other 3 groups. The static stretching negated the benefits gained from a general warm-up when performed immediately before a VJ test.
Brady W Holt; Kate Lambourne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-25     Completed Date:  2008-04-07     Revised Date:  2009-02-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Strength and Conditioning Athletic Department, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Athletic Performance / physiology*
Football / physiology*
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Muscle Stretching Exercises*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
Physical Education and Training / methods*
Physical Endurance*
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Erratum In:
J Strength Cond Res. 2008 Sep;22(5):1720

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