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The Effects of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Dynamic Stretching Techniques on Vertical Jump Performance

Christensen, Bryan K1; Nordstrom, Brad J2

Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: November 2008 - Volume 22 - Issue 6 - pp 1826-1831
doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31817ae316
Original Research

Christensen, BK, and Nordstrom, BJ. The Effects of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Dynamic Stretching Techniques on Vertical Jump Performance. J Strength Cond Res 22(6): 1826-1831, 2008-The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 3 different warm-ups on vertical jump performance. The warm-ups included a 600-m jog, a 600-m jog followed by a dynamic stretching routine, and a 600-m jog followed by a proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) routine. A second purpose was to determine whether the effects of the warm-ups on vertical jump performance varied by gender. Sixty-eight men and women NCAA Division I athletes from North Dakota State University performed 3 vertical jumps on a Just Jump pad after each of the 3 warm-up routines. The subjects were split into 6 groups and rotated between 3 warm-up routines, completing 1 routine each day in a random order. The results of the 1-way repeated measures analysis of variance showed no significant differences in the combined (p = 0.927), men's (p = 0.798), or women's (p = 0.978) results. The results of this study showed that 3 different warm-ups did not have a significant affect on vertical jumping. The results also showed there were no gender differences between the 3 different warm-ups.

1Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota; and 2Higher Power Training Center, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Address correspondence to Bryan Christensen, Bryan.Christensen.1@ndsu.edu.

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