College of Arts and Sciences
Kinesiology: Exercise Science
Primary Subject Area
Health Sciences, General; Health Sciences, Recreation; Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Therapy; Recreation
Exercise, Weight Lifting, Static Stretching, Muscle Growth, Muscular Hypertrophy
Exercise Science | Sports Sciences
Martin, Zachary A., "The Effects of Static Stretching on Muscular Hypertrophy During a Resistance Training Program" (2013). Senior Honors Theses. 337.
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.