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Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte
Print version ISSN 0101-3289
VOIGT, Luciane et al. Effect of three repetitions of ten seconds stimulus of the static method for the development of the flexibility in young adult men. Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Esporte (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.32, n.2-4, pp. 155-166. ISSN 0101-3289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32892010000200011.
The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of three repetitions of 10 seconds of remaining of the static method on range of motion gains in young adult non-athletes. Fifty nine men were divided into an experimental group (EG, n = 41), which was submitted to static stretching exercises for 16 weeks with application of three repetitions of 10 seconds of remaining in the position of each movement and a control group (CG, n = 18), that was not submitted to any training. We evaluated the movements of shoulder abduction (SA) and hip flexion (HF) through goniometry. The repeated measures ANOVA showed significant increases in EG of the pre to pos-test in SA (Δ% = 8,9; p = 0,00) and HF (Δ% = 18,7; p= 0,00). In the pos-test there were no differences between groups. We concluded that the proposed method was enough to produce significant increase in levels of flexibility in the movements analyzed.
Keywords : Flexibility; stretching; range of motion.