Acute Effects of Different Stretching Exercise Protocols on Some Anaerobic Motoric Tests
1Department of Coaching Education, Faculty of Sport Sciences, İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey
2Department of Physical Education and Sports Teaching, Faculty of Sport Sciences, İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey
3Department of Coaching Education, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
Objective: In this study, it was aimed to investigate the acute effects of different stretching exercise protocols on some anaerobic motoric tests.
Material and Methods: The sample group of this study consists of 15 male (age: 21.8±1.4 years, stature: 1.77±0.32 m, body mass: 69.1±6.7 kg, body mass index (BMI) 21.9±2.0 kg/m2, body fat ratio (BFR) 10.9±4.0 %) volunteers who were engaged in regular exercise for at least three years. Volunteers performed five different stretching exercise protocols on non-consecutive days. Stretching exercise protocols were determined as follows: light jogging for only 5 mins (NS), light jogging and static stretching exercise (SS), light jogging and dynamic stretching exercise (DS), light jogging and static stretching exercise + dynamic stretching exercise (SDS), light jogging and dynamic stretching exercise + static stretching exercise (DSS). "Repeated measures ANOVA" test was used to determine the effect of different stretching exercise protocols on vertical jumping, agility, anaerobic power, mean power and linear running scores.
Results: Different stretching protocols did not make a statistically significant effect on vertical jumping, anaerobic power, mean power and agility test results (p>0.05). Participants' linear running test results for 10, 20 and 30 m revealed significant differences with respect to stretching protocols (respectively p<0.001, p<0.001 ve p<0.01).
Conclusion: The results of this study revealed that linear running performance figures were observed to be highest after dynamic stretching exercise. Dynamic stretching exercise protocols are recommended to trainers and athletes in order to reach better performance in 10m, 20m and 30m sprints.
Cite this article as: Aydın Y, Kafkas, A, Cinarlı FS, et al. Acute effect of different stretching exercise protocols on some anaerobic motoric tests. Turk J Sports Med. Published online: 3rd December, 2018.