Stretching: acute and chronic? The potential consequences

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Title translated into German:Stretching: akut und chronisch? Die potentiellen Konsequenzen
Author:Stone, Mike; Ramsey, Michael W.; Kinser, Ann M.; O'Bryant, Harold S.; Ayers, Chris; Sands, William A.
Published in:Strength and conditioning journal
Published:28 (2006), 6, S. 66-74, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:1533-4295, 1073-6840
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Identification number:PU201405005110


Stretching is commonly used by many athletes in different sports. Although acute stretching, as part of a warm-up, can enhance range of motion, it may also reduce performance. Acute stretching can reduce peak force, rate of force production, and power output. Chronic stretching may enhance performance, although the mechanism is unclear. Acute stretching has little effect on injury. However, chronic stretching (not part of warm-up) may have some injury reduction potential. Verf.-Referat