Does pre-exercise static stretching inhibit maximal muscular performance? A meta-analytical review.

@article{Simi2013DoesPS,
  title={Does pre-exercise static stretching inhibit maximal muscular performance? A meta-analytical review.},
  author={Lj. Simi{\'c} and Nejc Sarabon and Goran Markovic},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={131-48}
}
We applied a meta-analytical approach to derive a robust estimate of the acute effects of pre-exercise static stretching (SS) on strength, power, and explosive muscular performance. A computerized search of articles published between 1966 and December 2010 was performed using PubMed, SCOPUS, and Web of Science databases. A total of 104 studies yielding 61 data points for strength, 12 data points for power, and 57 data points for explosive performance met our inclusion criteria. The pooled… CONTINUE READING
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