Ankle range of motion and vertical jump height are not affected by six weeks of static Gastrocnemius stretching
Hall, Ashley C., Amber M. Russell, and Jerod A. Sharp (2010). Ankle range of motion and vertical jump height are not affected by six weeks of static Gastrocnemius stretching. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 115-116
The purpose of our research study was to examine the effects of a 6 week chronic static stretching program on gastrocnemius flexibility and vertical jump height. Twenty-five students participated in this study. Subjects were tested for bilateral ankle ROM and vertical jump height at 0, 3, and 6 weeks. The protocol consisted of four stretches, for five repetitions, done once a day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. The results showed that there was no significant difference (p ≤ 0.05) in ROM and vertical jump heights between the beginning and end of the 6 week stretching program. No significant correlations were found between change in ankle ROM and change in vertical jump height.
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Research completed at the Department of Physical Therapy, College of health Professions