Acute Effects of PNF Stretching on Maximum Voluntary Contraction in Men

Cengiz A., Demirhan B., YAMAN Ç., YAMAN M.

ANTHROPOLOGIST, vol.21, no.3, pp.500-504, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: ANTHROPOLOGIST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.500-504
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed to investigate the influence of PNF stretching on the peal torque (PT) isokinetic leg extension PT at 60 degrees and 180 degrees(.s-1) in the stretched and unstretched limbs. Twelve college Male athletes who were enrolled in a fitness class volunteered to participate in the study. Pre and post PNF stretching exercises isokinetic PT for extension and flexion of the dominant and non-dominant limbs were measured. There was a decrease in the PT for both extension and flexion between the pre- and post-stretching conditions. The reductions in PT experienced in the present study tentatively support the hypothesis that stretching may, change the length-tension association.