Ankle range of motion and vertical jump height are not affected by six weeks of static Gastrocnemius stretching

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2010-04-23
Authors
Hall, Ashley C.
Russell, Amber M.
Sharp, Jerod A.
Advisor
Carter, John W.
Citation

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

Abstract

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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Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Department of Physical Therapy, College of health Professions
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