The Effects of Two Types of Different Dynamic Warm-Ups and Static Stretching on Total Body Power and Speed
Napoli, Ryan David
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Static stretching has often been found to decrease performance in power and speed activities, but dynamic warm-ups usually increase performance. We examined the effects of a mini-band warm-up, a medicine ball warm-up, and static stretching on 10m and 20m sprint times, as well as overhead medicine ball throw performance. A convenience sample of 24 Division I women’s soccer players participated, however 5 subjects dropped out due to sustaining injuries from a weekend soccer tournament. The subjects completed the three warm-ups and a control 5 minute jog condition on separate days and were tested on the 10m and 20m sprint times and overhead medicine ball throw. ANOVA’s and follow-up paired t-tests (p<0.05) were used to determine differences between the warm-ups. Significant differences were found between groups for the 10m sprint times but not for the 20m sprint times or the overhead medicine ball throw.
Master of Arts