Effects of Static and Dynamic Stretching on Sprint and Jump Performance in Boys and Girls

  title={Effects of Static and Dynamic Stretching on Sprint and Jump Performance in Boys and Girls},
  author={Giorgos P Paradisis and Panagiotis Pappas and Apostolos S. Theodorou and Elias G Zacharogiannis and Emmanouil K. Skordilis and Athanasia Smirniotou},
  journal={Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research},
Abstract Paradisis, GP, Pappas, PT, Theodorou, AS, Zacharogiannis, EG, Skordilis, EK, and Smirniotou, AS. Effects of static and dynamic stretching on sprint and jump performance in boys and girls. J Strength Cond Res 28(1): 154–160, 2014—The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effects of static (SS) and dynamic stretching (DS) on explosive power, flexibility, and sprinting ability of adolescent boys and girls and to report possible gender interactions. Forty-seven active adolescent… 

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