Comparison of Static vs Ballistic Stretching Combined with Basket Ball Play on Flexibility and Vertical Jump

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume V, Issue II, February 2018 | ISSN 2321–2705

Comparison of Static vs Ballistic Stretching Combined with Basket Ball Play on Flexibility and Vertical Jump

K. Jeevanathan 1, D. Rajesh 2, VPR. Sivakumar 3

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 1, 2 Department of Physiotherapy, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram District, India
3Dean, Department of Physiotherapy, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram District, India

Abstract

BACK GROUND: Little is known about the effectiveness of performing static stretching prior to a power play such as basket ball sport. Evidence for ballistic stretching effectiveness is documented. Studies done to compare Static Stretching and Ballistic stretching combined with Basketball play on Flexibility and Vertical Jump are limited.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the two different stretching effects for basket ball players.

STUDY DESIGN: Quasi Experimental

METHODOLOGY: 50 male basketball players (18-23yrs) (BMI: 22-23.5kg/m 2) were recruited and randomly allocated onto 2 groups. Group A: Static Stretching Group combined with 20 minutes of basketball play B: Ballistic stretching combined with 20 minutes of basketball play for both Group A and B. The programme was carried out 3days /week for 6 weeks. Box test for Flexibility (4.27) and Sergeant Jump test for Vertical Jump (286.12) were assessed at baseline; end of every week and after six weeks.

RESULTS: Improvement for the flexibility (8.94) and vertical jump (300.96) were greater in ballistic stretching, whereas difference in static stretching on flexibility (6.66) and vertical jump (295.88) was not significant.

CONCLUSION: The study indicates that ballistic stretching combined with 20 minutes basketball play may be superior to static stretching with 20 minutes basketball play for improving flexibility and vertical jump in basketball players.

Keywords: Ballistic and static stretching, Basketball play, Vertical jump and flexibility

I. INTRODUCTION

Flexibility is an important component to many athletic movements that should not be overlooked. Adequate flexibility requires that muscles and joints perform through a functional range of motion, in general athletes incorporated the stretching in their pre activity schedule which may lead to a decreased risk of injury, delayed onset of muscle soreness and improvements in performance.