The Acute Effects of Static and Cyclic Stretching on Muscle Stiffness and Hardness of Medial Gastrocnemius Muscle.

@article{Maeda2017TheAE,
  title={The Acute Effects of Static and Cyclic Stretching on Muscle Stiffness and Hardness of Medial Gastrocnemius Muscle.},
  author={Noriaki Maeda and Yukio Urabe and Shogo Tsutsumi and Shogo Sakai and Hironori Fujishita and Toshiki Kobayashi and Makoto Asaeda and Kazuhiko Hirata and Yukio Mikami and Hiroaki Kimura},
  journal={Journal of sports science & medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={514-520}
}
This study aimed to clarify the acute effects of static stretching (SS) and cyclic stretching (CS) on muscle stiffness and hardness of the medial gastrocnemius muscle (MG) by using ultrasonography, range of motion (ROM) of the ankle joint and ankle plantar flexor. Twenty healthy men participated in this study. Participants were randomly assigned to SS, CS… CONTINUE READING