Static and dynamic warm-up in upper extremity functional activities.
Manske, Robert C.
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Katz, Shane, Jabara, Jeremy, Sumler, Afton, Swanson, Tim and Robert Manske(2009) . Static and Dynamic Warm-up in Upper Extremity Functional Activities . In Proceedings: 5th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 120-121
Considerable research has explored stretching the lower extremity prior to activities; limited literature examined the upper extremity (UE). The purpose of this study is to determine whether a static or dynamic stretch will increase the functional capacity of the UE. Students between the age of 21-35 were randomly assigned to a static or dynamic stretching group. Regardless of initial assignment, subjects served as their own control and performed both warm-ups. The dominant arm was tested during the following: concentric IR and ER strength testing, proprioception, softball throw and a closed-kinetic chain upper extremity stability test (CKCST). Paired t-tests revealed no significant difference between proprioception, isokinetic, and softball throw. However, there was a significant difference between dynamic warm-up and the CKCST.
Paper presented to the 5th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, May 1, 2009.
Research completed at Department of Physical Therapy College of Health Professionals