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Sami Sermaxhaj1, Fitim Arifi2, Abedin Bahtiri3

1Universe College, Department of Physical Culture, Sport and Recreation, Prishtina, Kosovo; University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro
2Universe College, Department of Physical Culture, Sport and Recreation, Prishtina, Kosovo; AAB College, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Prishtina, Kosovo
3University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sports and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro

The Effect of Static Stretching in Agility and Isokinetic Force at Football Players

Sport Mont 2017, 15(3), 29-33 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.2017.10.005

Abstract

Cool Down is very important for the recuperation of a football player. The objective of this research is to prove the effect of recuperation with static stretching in agility and isokinetic force at the young football players. This research has taken place between August and November 2015 with a sample of 24 football players of age 15.6±0.4 years, divided in the control group and the experimental group. At first measurements have been initialed body weight 61.1±0.4 kg and body height 175.7±6.4 cm, and agility (20 m zig-zag with and without ball) and isokinetic force (peak torque flexion and extension). Both groups of the football players have completed the regular training program. The experimental group (despite the control group) during the stage of recuperation (cool down), except the running with slow pace did also carry out the experimental program which did take place through static stretching. Experimental program consisted of 17 exercises bodily static stretching which are applied in the final training session (cool-down). After the experimental phase is finished the participants did undergo the final measures. The conducted results with univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA) in two tests (initial and final) have shown unimportant statistical values between the control group and the experimental one in the isokinetic force and agility. From the collected results we can conclude the recuperation with static stretching during the cool down has an unimportant statistical impact in the agility and isokinetic force of the young football players.

Keywords

soccer players, recovery, static stretching, isokinetic strength, agility



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