The Acute Effects Of Active Warm-up And Passive Warm-up On Passive Tension

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Title: The Acute Effects Of Active Warm-up And Passive Warm-up On Passive Tension
Author: Solley, Troyce
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of active warm -up (stationary cycling ) and passive warm -up (heat pack ) on the mechanical properties of the hamstring musculature in vivo . Passive tension measurements were recorded during the passive knee extensions of ten men before and after an active warm -up , passive warm -up , and control treatments . The results of the present investigation revealed no effect of active warm -up or passive warm -up on the passive tension variables of energy absorbed , energy returned , peak torque , average stiffness , or peak stiffness of the hamstring musculature . These findings suggest that the mechanical properties of the connective tissue were unaltered by the warm -up techniques utilized in this study . Although these results do not support the use of active or passive warm -up to facilitate increased muscle tendon unit compliance to stretching activity , we do not recommend discontinuation of these practices before athletic competition , exercise , physical recreational activity , or stretching exercise .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /522
Date: 2007-08-23

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The Acute Effects Of Active Warm-up And Passive Warm-up On Passive Tension. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /522 .

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