Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 4-19-2013

School

College of Arts and Sciences

Major

Kinesiology: Exercise Science

Primary Subject Area

Health Sciences, General; Health Sciences, Recreation; Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Therapy; Recreation

Keywords

Exercise, Weight Lifting, Static Stretching, Muscle Growth, Muscular Hypertrophy

Disciplines

Exercise Science | Sports Sciences

Abstract

Abstract

Studies have shown that static stretching right before physical activity can negatively affect performance. In regards to weight lifting, it has been shown that static stretching immediately prior to lifting can decrease the maximum amount of weight that can be lifted. This study was created in order to determine if static stretching immediately prior to weight lifting over the course of nine weeks would result in smaller gains in muscle size compared to those who did not static stretch immediately prior to lifting over the course of nine weeks.

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