A critical review on the acute effects of various stretching methods on performance

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Dan Pratt

It has become standard practice in most, if not all, major sports to perform a warm-up of a dynamic nature and to avoid the use of static stretching methods. The following article will aim to provide a review of available research into the acute effects of commonly used pre-performance stretching protocols. In addition, this article will also provide a brief review of the physiological factors influencing the decision-making process when selecting pre-performance warm-up and stretching practices in order to provide practical guidelines on pre-performance stretching protocols.

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