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dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Iain M.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T14:03:47Z
dc.date.available2012-05-23T14:03:47Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.citationFletcher, Iain M., (2010) 'The effects of precompetition massage on the kinematic parameters of 20-m sprint performance', Journal of strength and conditioning research, 24(5) pp.179-83.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1533-4287
dc.identifier.pmid20386129
dc.identifier.doi10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181ceec0f
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/225597
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate what effect precompetition massage has on short-term sprint performance. Twenty male collegiate games players, with a minimum training/playing background of 3 sessions per week, were assigned to a randomized, counter-balanced, repeated-measures designed experiment used to analyze 20-m sprints performance. Three discrete warm-up modalities, consisting of precompetition massage, a traditional warm-up, and a precompetition massage combined with a traditional warm-up were used. Massage consisted of fast, superficial techniques designed to stimulate the main muscle groups associated with sprint running. Twenty-meter sprint performance and core temperature were assessed post warm-up interventions. Kinematic differences between sprints were assessed through a 2-dimensional computerized motion analysis system (alpha level p
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/fulltext/2010/05000/The_Effects_of_Precompetition_Massage_on_the.3.aspx
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAthletic Performance
dc.subject.meshBiomechanics
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMassage
dc.subject.meshRunning
dc.titleThe effects of precompetition massage on the kinematic parameters of 20-m sprint performanceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Associationen_GB
html.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate what effect precompetition massage has on short-term sprint performance. Twenty male collegiate games players, with a minimum training/playing background of 3 sessions per week, were assigned to a randomized, counter-balanced, repeated-measures designed experiment used to analyze 20-m sprints performance. Three discrete warm-up modalities, consisting of precompetition massage, a traditional warm-up, and a precompetition massage combined with a traditional warm-up were used. Massage consisted of fast, superficial techniques designed to stimulate the main muscle groups associated with sprint running. Twenty-meter sprint performance and core temperature were assessed post warm-up interventions. Kinematic differences between sprints were assessed through a 2-dimensional computerized motion analysis system (alpha level p <or= 0.05). Results indicated that sprint times in the warm-up and massage combined with warm-up conditions were significantly faster than massage alone. Also, step rate and mean knee velocity were found to be significantly greater in the warm-up and massage combined with warm-up modalities when compared to massage alone. No significant differences were demonstrated in any measures when the warm-up and massage and warm-up combined conditions were compared. Massage as a preperformance preparation strategy seems to decrease 20-m sprint performance when compared to a traditional warm-up, although its combination with a normal active warm-up seems to have no greater benefit then active warm-up alone. Therefore, massage use prior to competition is questionable because it appears to have no effective role in improving sprint performance.


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