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Muscle stretching changes neuromuscular function involved in ankle stability

02-01-2019
Prior to exercise and training for various sport modalities, static stretching was usually performed for many years. Stretching is associated with injury prevention and improved performance. However, the sports injury is not reduced by stretching. Static stretching can also reduce the ability of muscles to produce maximum strength. It also reduces the performance of muscle explosion. Even if several studies report the effects of stretching on strength and strength, some problems remain controversial. An example is the relationship between the dynamic pressure. Muscle stiffness, H-reflex and electromyography (EMG) activity are reduced by theme mechanical and neurophysiological effects of static stretching.

It is assumed that the mechanical and neurophysiological effects caused by stretching reduce the maximum muscle strength and strength. The joint stabilization process can also be influenced by the reduction of neural input and muscle stiffness. Since no evidence is available, it is not possible to support these hypotheses.

The aim of this study is to analyze the influence of static stretching on dynamic joint stability. A series of static passive stretching exercises were performed by twenty physically active female university students (22.8 ± 5.3 years, 58 ± 8.8 kg, 1.62 ± 0.07 m) for the peroneus longus and brevis muscles (four repetitions of 30 s).

Static stretching of the peroneus brevis and longus reduced the activity of both muscles during the simulated ankle sprain and also increased latency. These results suggest that static stretching can compromise the neuromuscular function involved in dynamic joint stabilization.

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