The acute effects of various types of stretching static, dynamic, ballistic, and no stretch of the iliopsoas on 40-yard sprint times in recreational runners.

@article{Wallmann2012TheAE,
  title={The acute effects of various types of stretching static, dynamic, ballistic, and no stretch of the iliopsoas on 40-yard sprint times in recreational runners.},
  author={Harvey W. Wallmann and Scott D. Christensen and Craig Dahlgren Perry and Donald L Hoover},
  journal={International journal of sports physical therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={540-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The potential adverse effects of static stretching on athletic performance are well documented, but still appears to be controversial, especially as they relates to sprinting. The prevalence of this practice is demonstrated by the number of competitive and recreational athletes who regularly engage in stretching immediately prior to sprinting with the mindset of optimizing their performance. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of acute static, dynamic… CONTINUE READING