The effects of dynamic and static stretching protocols on power, agility and flexibility in elite wrestlers


Thesis Type: Doctorate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Education, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Turkey

Approval Date: 2014

Student: MURAT ÇELEBİ

Supervisor: SADETTİN KİRAZCI

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of static stretching (SS), dynamic stretching (DS) and no stretching (NS) protocols on power, agility and flexibility in competitive wrestlers. 34 competitive male athletes were recruited for Standing Long Jump, T-Drill and Sit and Reach Test to test power, agility and flexibility of the subjects respectively. The participants performed one of the tests on each day. After the analysis of repeated measures of ANOVA, the results indicated that the measurements did not show significant power improvements after the stretching types, F (2, 66) = .376, p ˃ 0.05. However, statistically significant agility scores were found F(1.559, 51.463) = 5.88, p ˂0.05). The score were NS (M = 10.206, SD = .474), DS (M = 10.094, SD = .547) and SS (M = 10.335, SD = .585). There was also significant flexibility scores after the stretching,, F (1.83, 60.39) = 9.11, p˂0.05). The scores were NS (M = 34.36, SD = 6.26), DS (M = 34.84, SD = 6.17) and SS (M = 34.74, SD = 6.39). According to this study, dynamic stretching has a positive effect in agility and flexibility in wrestlers. Static stretching has also a meaningful effect in terms of flexibility outcomes. Coaches and athletes would consider dynamic stretching before power, agility and flexibility related exercises instead of static stretching.