Effects of Stretching on Passive Muscle Tension and Response to Eccentric Exercise

@article{LaRoche2006EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Stretching on Passive Muscle Tension and Response to Eccentric Exercise},
  author={Dain P. LaRoche and Declan A. J. Connolly},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={1000 - 1007}
}
Background Stretching is used in an attempt to improve performance and reduce the risk of muscle injury, with little evidence to support its effectiveness. Hypothesis Four weeks of static or ballistic stretching can attenuate the increased soreness and decreased flexibility seen after eccentric exercise. Study Design Controlled laboratory study. Methods Twenty-nine male subjects were randomly assigned to a static stretching, ballistic stretching, or control group. On each of 4 consecutive days… 

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