Volume : X, Issue : VIII, August - 2020

THE EFFECT OF ECCENTRIC TRAINING AND STATIC STRETCH FOR IMPROVING HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Diya Rose Mathew, Dr. Vishnu K Nair

Abstract :

Flexibility is the ability of a muscle to lengthen and allow one joint to move through a range of motion. Adequate flexibility is important to maintain balance, agility and musculoskeletal function. Without proper hamstring flexibility individuals will not be able to perform simple daily activities. Eccentric training is a contraction force that results in the lengthening of the muscle. Stretching is a flexibility exercise which helps to elongate soft tissue and its surrounding structures act in a form of elasticity and reaffirms comfortable muscle tone. This study is to find difference in effects between static stretching and eccentric training in hamstring flexibility. 20 subjects with limited hamstring flexibility were selected for this study. Study population consisted of two groups; group I received eccentric training (N=10) , group II received static stretching (N=10). The range of motion of knee was measured by Active Knee Extension test pre and post session. There was increase in range of motion of knee extension with eccentric training and static stretching of hamstring. However the increase was not statistically significant between the two groups.This study concludes that eccentric training and static stretching are equally effective in improving the hamstring flexibility.

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THE EFFECT OF ECCENTRIC TRAINING AND STATIC STRETCH FOR IMPROVING HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY, Diya Rose Mathew, Dr. Vishnu K Nair INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-10 | Issue-8 | August-2020


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