Home The Bottom Line: How Does Stretching Impact Human Performance? Ergonomics Done Right®

Written by: humantech on June 21st, 2017

Humantech ergonomist Blake McGowan shares the findings of a systematic review of literature that determined the impact of stretching on human performance in this month’s installment.

The results include:

  1. Stretching reduces strength capabilities and the ability to generate force.
  2. It reduces speed and agility.
  3. Stretching has no impact on muscular endurance.

Peck E, Chomko G, Gaz DV, Farrell AM.  (2014).  The effects of stretching on performance.  Curr Sports Med Rep. 2014 May-Jun;13(3):179-85. 
Simic L, Sarabon N, Markovic G.  (2013).  Does pre-exercise static stretching inhibit maximal muscular performance? A meta-analytical review.  Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2013 Mar;23(2):131-48.

One response to “The Bottom Line: How Does Stretching Impact Human Performance?”

  1. Donny R Mancha says:

    Stretching creates a mind set for the Event that comes next actually safe guarding your physical motion . Ok put simply we call it safety awearness .
    Now let’s say the Team goes into action with the say mind set
    of completing the task with no one being injured but the leadership can’t see an increase in profit to justify this precision Team performance in a 8 or 12 hour process !

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