The purpose of this study was to determine if NCAA Division I and III men’s basketball programs were in compliance with recommended pre- and post-activity stretching protocols. Questionnaires were sent to 500 NCAA Division I and Division III programs in the United States. Seventy-six coaches (75 males & 1 female) participated in the study. Chi-Square analysis (χ2(3,n=69) = 42.29, p≤0.001) indicated a greater combined percentage of static/pnf/ballistic stretches (10.14%, n=7) and combination of stretches (57.97%, n=40) than expected as compared to dynamic stretches (31.89%, n=22). Participants were asked during what period (pre- or post-activity) stretching should be emphasized. The results were significantly different from expected (χ2(4,n=76) = 129.28, p≤0.001), with a greater percentage of pre-activity stretches (26.31%, n=20) and both pre- and post-activity of stretches (60.52%, n=46) being reported as compared to post-activity stretches (13.15%, n=10). Some results seemed to be in conflict with current recommendations in the literature regarding pre-activity stretching practices.
Lawrence W. Judge, David Bellar, Kimberly J. Bodey, Bruce Craig, Michael Prichard, and Elizabeth Wanless
Frédéric Dierick, Fabien Buisseret, Loreda Filiputti, and Nathalie Roussel
, 1997 ; Shellock & Prentice, 1985 ). Static flexibility refers to the passive ROM available to a joint or a series of joints and dynamic flexibility refers to the ease and ability to perform active movement within the available ROM ( Gleim & McHugh, 1997 ; Shellock & Prentice, 1985 ). During the
Guillermo Mendez-Rebolledo, Romina Figueroa-Ureta, Fernanda Moya-Mura, Eduardo Guzmán-Muñoz, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, and Rhodri S. Lloyd
studies. 13 , 15 – 18 Table 1 depicts the exercises completed during the NM training. Table 1 Neuromuscular Training Program Week Exercises Dose Warm-up a Dynamic flexibility run: lateral, posterior, and anterior rocking + deep lower limb flexion + trunk rotation 4 repetitions × 10 m Agility run