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Kinesiology, Vol.48 No.2 December 2016.

Original scientific paper

EFFECT OF A PHYSICAL EDUCATION-BASED DYNAMIC STRETCHING PROGRAM ON HAMSTRING EXTENSIBILITY IN FEMALE HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS

Carlos A. Becerra-Fernández ; IES Sagrado Corazón, Málaga, Spain
Rafael Merino-Marban ; Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de Málaga (UMA), Spain
Daniel Mayorga-Vega ; Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Granada, Spain

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APA
A. Becerra-Fernández, C., Merino-Marban, R., Mayorga-Vega, D. (2016). EFFECT OF A PHYSICAL EDUCATION-BASED DYNAMIC STRETCHING PROGRAM ON HAMSTRING EXTENSIBILITY IN FEMALE HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS. Kinesiology, 48(2), 258-266. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/168673

Abstracts
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of a dynamic stretching development program followed by a four-week detraining period and maintenance program on hamstring extensibility in a physical education setting. A sample of 108 female high-school students aged 16-17 years from four classes were
clustered randomly and assigned to either an experimental or a control group. During physical education sessions, the experimental group students performed a dynamic stretching program twice a week for eight weeks. Subsequently, after a four-week period of detraining, the experimental group students completed a maintenance program twice a week during four weeks. The results of the two-way analysis of variance showed that the physical education-based development program significantly improved students’ hamstring extensibility (p<.001). Although after four weeks of detraining students’ flexibility reverted to its baseline levels (p>.05), the gains obtained previously were recovered after a four-week maintenance program (p<.001). Hence, a physical education-based dynamic stretching intervention is effective in improving and maintaining hamstring extensibility among female high-school students. However, after four weeks of detraining, students’ flexibility reverts to its baseline levels. These findings could help and guide teachers to design programs that guarantee a feasible and an effective development of flexibility in a physical education setting.

Keywords
flexibility program; bouncing technique; detraining; classical sit-and-reach test; adolescents; physical education setting

Hrčak ID: 168673

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/168673

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