Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effects of Power Output Utilizing Post-Activation Potentiation versus Static Stretching on the Vertical Jump
by Carpenter, Timothy A., M.S., The William Paterson University of New Jersey, 2014, 44; 1583025
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to measure power output of the vertical jump after a static stretch versus post-activation potentiation without stretching. Six males (24.8 ± 4.3 years old) were tested using three different protocols; non-stretch (NS) with a 5RM back squat test, static stretch (SS), and post-activation potentiation (PAP). Mean and peak power output (W) were calculated using the Lewis, Sayers, Harman, and Johnson & Bahamonde formulas. An increase in jump height and power was observed in both the SS and PAP (1685.0 ± 260.4 W and 1713. 2 ± 257.4 W) protocols from the baseline NS (1647.2 ± 267.4 W) protocol. Stretch-induced impairments were not observed in the current study. PAP was shown to increase power output from baseline testing (p= 0.0001). It can be concluded that SS and PAP have a positive affect on athletic performance and should be studied further.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Figueroa, Michael A.
Commitee: Gill, Kathy
School: The William Paterson University of New Jersey
Department: Exercise and Sports Studies
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Kinesiology
Keywords: Force, Post-activation potentiation, Power, Strength, Stretching, Vertical jump
Publication Number: 1583025
ISBN: 978-1-321-53288-3
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