EFFECT OF STATIC STRETCHING ON AGONISTS, ANTAGONISTS, AND AGONIST-ANTAGONIST COMBINATION ON TOTAL TRAINING VOLUME
International Journal of Exercise Science 16(4): 665-675, 2023. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of static stretching (SS) of agonists and antagonists between sets on the total training volume (TTV) performed across multiple sets for the leg extension exercise. Twelve male subjects with experience in resistance training (RT) participated in this study. Subjects performed 10 repetition maximum (10RM) test and retest trials for the leg extension exercise. Four different protocols were randomly applied as follows: quadriceps stretching (AG); hamstrings stretching (AN); quadriceps and hamstrings stretching (AGN); and traditional control without stretching (TR). Significant differences (p≤0.05) were observed in the TTV between the AG (4855.42 ± 1279.38 kg) and AN (6002.08 ± 1805.18 kg), AGN (5977.50 ± 1778.49 kg), and TR (6206.04 ± 1796.15 kg) protocols. These results suggest that when practicing inter-set SS, it should be done for antagonist rather than agonist muscles when the intent is to maximize TTV.
Pessoa, Diego; Penfold, Henrique; Pegado, Sincler; Gonçalves, Michel; de Castro, Juliana Brandão Pinto; Willardson, Jeffrey; and Miranda, Humberto
"EFFECT OF STATIC STRETCHING ON AGONISTS, ANTAGONISTS, AND AGONIST-ANTAGONIST COMBINATION ON TOTAL TRAINING VOLUME,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 16
4, Pages 665 - 675.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol16/iss4/14
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Total training volume (TTV) in each protocol
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