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The acute effects of static stretching on peak force, peak rate of force development and muscle activity during single- and multiple-joint actions in older women
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
  • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
  • 0264-0414
  • 1466-447X
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
The present study investigated the acute effects of static stretching on peak force, peak rate of force development and integrated electromyography (iEMG) in 27 older women (65 ± 4 years; 69 ± 9 kg; 157 ± 1 cm; 28 ± 4 kg · m-2). The participants were tested during two exercises (leg press and knee extension) after two conditions: stretching and control. The data were collected on four days (counterbalanced with a 24-hour rest period). In the stretching condition, the quadriceps muscle was stretched (knee flexion) for three sets of 30 s with 30 s rest intervals. No significant difference was detected for peak force and peak rate of force development during the single- and multiple-joint exercises, regardless of the following interactions: condition (stretching and control) vs. time (pre x post x 10 x 20 x 30 minutes post; P > 0.05) and exercise vs. time (P > 0.05). Additionally, no significant interaction was found for the iEMG activity (condition vs. time; P > 0.05) in the single- and multiple-joint exercises. In conclusion, a small amount of stretching of an agonist muscle (quadriceps) did not affect the peak force, peak rate of force development and EMG activity in older women during single- and multiple-joint exercises. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Issue Date: 
Journal of Sports Sciences, v. 31, n. 7, p. 690-698, 2013.
Time Duration: 
  • aging
  • isometric force-time curve
  • performance
  • warm-up
  • aged
  • controlled clinical trial
  • controlled study
  • electromyography
  • exercise
  • female
  • human
  • joint
  • leg
  • middle aged
  • muscle isometric contraction
  • muscle strength
  • physiology
  • quadriceps femoris muscle
  • randomized controlled trial
  • stretching exercise
  • Aged
  • Electromyography
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Isometric Contraction
  • Joints
  • Lower Extremity
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle Strength
  • Muscle Stretching Exercises
  • Quadriceps Muscle
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