References and Suggested Reading

1. Fletcher, I.M., and B. Jones. The effect of different warm-up stretch protocols on 20 meter sprint performance in trained rugby union players.J Strength Cond Res. 18:885 – 888, 2004.


2. Fletcher, I.M., and R. Anness. The acute effects of combined static and dynamic stretch protocols on fifty-meter sprint performance in track-andfield athletes. J Strength Cond Res. 21:784 – 787, 2007.


3. Yamaguchi, T., and K. Ishii. Effects of static stretching for 30 seconds and dynamic stretching on leg extension power. J Strength Cond Res.19:677 – 683, 2005.


4. Young, W., and S. Elliot. Acute effects of static stretching, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching and maximum voluntary contractions on explosive force production and jumping performance. Res Q Exerc Sports. 3:273 – 279, 2001.


5. Shrier, I. Does stretching improve performance? A systematic and critcal review of the literature. Clin J Sport Med. 14:267 – 273, 2004.


6. Tanigawa, M.C. Comparison of the hold relax procedure and passive mobilization on increasing muscle length. Phys Ther. 52:725 – 735, 1972.


7. Faigenbaum, A.D., J.E. McFarland, J.A. Schwerdtman, N.A. Ratamess, J. Kang, and J.R. Hoffman. Dynamic warm-up protocols, with and without a weighted vest, and fitness performance in high school female athletes. J Athl Train. 41:357 – 363, 2006.


8. Shrier, I. Does stretching improve performance? A systematic and critcal review of the literature.Clin J Sport Med. 14:267 – 273, 2004.


9. Shrier, I. Stretching before exercise does not reduce the risk of local muscle injury: A critical review of the clinical and basic science literature.


10. Clin J Sport Med. 9:221 – 227, 1999.






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