ACUTE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT STRETCHING METHODS ON THE STRENGTH PERFORMANCE IN SUCCESSIVE SERIES

<div><p>ABSTRACT There is still no consensus about the use of stretching before strength exercises in successive series. Thus, the aim was to verify the acute effect of two stretching methods on the strength performance in the bench press exercise. Trained subjects performed 3 sets of 8 to10-RM in the bench press immediately after the static stretching (SS), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) or control condition. There was a significant decrease in repetitions in the second and third series compared to the first for all conditions. There was no significant difference in the number of repetitions or total volume between the conditions with and without stretching. The SS and PNF induced no negative effect on strength performance and can be used prior to this exercise</p></div>