Flexibility

Alter, M.J. (2004) Science of Flexibility (3rd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics [google books]

 

Alter, M.J. (1998) Sport Stretch: 311 Stretches for Sports (2nd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics [google books]

 

American College of Sports Medicine (2009) ACSM's Resources for the personal trainer. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. (Ch.18; guidelines for designing flexibility programs) [amazon]

 

Caplan, N, Rogers, R., Parr, M.K., and Hayes, P.R. (2009) The Effect of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Static Stretch Training on Running Mechanics. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. Vol. 23, No.4, 1175-1180 [abstract]

 

Fasen, J.M., O’Connor, A.M., Schwartz, S.L., Watson, J.O., Plastaras, C.T., Garvan, C.W., Bulcao, C., Johnson, S.C., and Akuthota, V. (2009) A randomized controlled trial of hamstring stretching: comparison of four techniques. J Strength Cond Res 23(2): 660–667 [full text]


Kravitz, L. (no date) Stretching: A research Perspective http://www.ideafit/. [click here]
 

McHugh, M. P., & Cosgrave, C. H. (2009). To stretch or not to stretch: the role of stretching in injury prevention and performance. Scand J Med Sci Sports20, 169-181.[full text]


Shrier,I. (2004) Does Stretching Improve Performance? A Systematic and Critical Review of the Literature Clin J Sport Med 14:267–273 [full text]

 

Sharman, M.J., Cresswell, A.G., & Riek, S. (2006) Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching: Mechanisms and clinical implications. Sports Medicine, 36 (11), 929–39 [full text]

 

Thacker, S. B., Gilchrist, J., Stroup, D. F. and Kimsey, C.D. (2004) The Impact of Stretching on Sports Injury Risk: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 36, No. 3, 371–378 [full text]

 

Witvrouw E, Mahieu,N., Danneels, L. and McNair, P. (2004) Stretching and Injury Prevention An Obscure Relationship Sports Med 2004; 34 (7): 443-449 [full text]

 



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