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Influence of Stretching on Muscle Performance

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00947258
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 28, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2009
Information provided by:
Fortaleza University

Brief Summary:
The stretching is performed within sports to improve muscle performance and prevent muscle injury. However, recent studies are contradictory with common practice. Then raised the possibility that stretching before physical activity performed can decrease the muscle performance of healthy subjects.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Muscle Strength Other: Stretching Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Influence of Stretching Hamstring and Quadriceps Femoral Muscles on Peak Torque and the Maximum Power of the Knee

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Stretching
    Participants were divided into 3 groups. The group was referred to stretching 3 weekly for 4 consecutive weeks. Group B went 4 weeks without any intervention and held only one stretch before the re-test. And the group C performed passive knee mobilization. All participants were assessed for goniometry of the knee in flexion and extension and peak torque and power on the isokinetic dynamometer.
    Other Names:
    • peak of torque
    • performance
    • isokinetic dynamometer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 18 and 30 years.
  • History of at least 3 months without performing any physical activity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recent history of injuries in lower limbs.
  • Contraindication to agree with the Par-Q form.
  • Make physical activity during the search
  • Fails every session of stretching
  • BMI above 28
  • Pain in the lumbar spine
  • I had muscle shortening in Test Thomas (TT) and / or test the popliteal angle (TAP)

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Gabriel Peixoto Leão Almeida
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, 60834-450
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fortaleza University
Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00947258    
Other Study ID Numbers: 01
First Posted: July 28, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009
Keywords provided by Fortaleza University:
Muscle Strength
Muscle Stretching Exercises
Range of Motion