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Influence of Stretching on Muscle Performance

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Fortaleza University Identifier:
First received: July 27, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2009
History: No changes posted
The stretching is performed within sports to improve muscle performance and prevent muscle injury. However, recent studies are contradictory with common practice. Then raised the possibility that stretching before physical activity performed can decrease the muscle performance of healthy subjects.

Condition Intervention Phase
Muscle Strength Other: Stretching Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Influence of Stretching Hamstring and Quadriceps Femoral Muscles on Peak Torque and the Maximum Power of the Knee

Further study details as provided by Fortaleza University:

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Intervention Details:
    Other: Stretching
    Participants were divided into 3 groups. The group was referred to stretching 3 weekly for 4 consecutive weeks. Group B went 4 weeks without any intervention and held only one stretch before the re-test. And the group C performed passive knee mobilization. All participants were assessed for goniometry of the knee in flexion and extension and peak torque and power on the isokinetic dynamometer.
    Other Names:
    • peak of torque
    • performance
    • isokinetic dynamometer

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 18 and 30 years.
  • History of at least 3 months without performing any physical activity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recent history of injuries in lower limbs.
  • Contraindication to agree with the Par-Q form.
  • Make physical activity during the search
  • Fails every session of stretching
  • BMI above 28
  • Pain in the lumbar spine
  • I had muscle shortening in Test Thomas (TT) and / or test the popliteal angle (TAP)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00947258

Gabriel Peixoto Leão Almeida
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, 60834-450
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fortaleza University
  More Information

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00947258     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01
Study First Received: July 27, 2009
Last Updated: July 27, 2009

Keywords provided by Fortaleza University:
Muscle Strength
Muscle Stretching Exercises
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