2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Static Versus Dynamic Stretching on Vertical Jump and Standing Broad Jump Performance
Rachel L. Marler
Dr. Brian Snyder, Faculty Mentor

Stretching before exercise or athletic events is a common practice among people who want to enhance performance and avoid injury. However, the type of stretching may impact performance. The studys purpose was to compare the differences between static and dynamic stretching conditions on vertical jump and standing broad jump distances. Ten healthy college students (5 male, 5 female) ages 19-21 of average fitness abilities volunteered to participate in this study. All subjects completed three test days, the first being a no stretch condition, on nonconsecutive days. Days two and three used randomized order for the style of stretch (static or dynamic). Each day began with a five minute light warm-up on a stationary bike. Participants were then instructed to perform three different stretches for 20 seconds each for either static or dynamic. No significant difference (p<0.05) was found for stretching impact on vertical jump or broad jump, regardless of sex.

Keywords: static stretching, dynamic stretching, vertical jump, broad jump

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 8-1
Location: GEO - SUB
Time: 3:30

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