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ERIC Number: EJ915479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0043-9630
Effects of Warm-Up Stretching Exercises on Sprint Performance
Makaruk, Hubert; Makaruk, Beata; Kedra, Stanislaw
Physical Education and Sport, v52 p23-26 2008
Study aim: To assess direct effects of warm-up consisting of static and dynamic stretching exercises on sprint results attained by students differing in sprint performance. Material and methods: A group of 24 male and 19 female physical education students, including 12 and 9 sprinters, respectively. They performed warm-ups consisting of dynamic stretching exercises and a week later--of static ones. Each warm-up was followed by 20-m sprint from a flying start. Results: Male subjects attained significantly (p less than 0.001) better results following the dynamic warm-up than following the static one irrespectively of their training status. No such difference was noted for female subjects. Conclusions: Male subjects ought to avoid static stretching exercises prior to speed-shaping tasks and use dynamic exercises instead. Further studies are needed in order to formulate recommendations for the female subjects. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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