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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part C

Effects of eccentric training and static stretching to improve hamstring flexibility among physiotherapy students


Author(s): Sreelakshmi Dasappan, R Rejeesh Kumar and KS Sharad

Abstract: Background: Hamstring muscle injuries are one of the most common musculotendinous injuries in the lower extremity. The lack of hamstring flexibility was the single most important characteristics of hamstring injuries in athletes. The peculiar characteristics of hamstring muscles is a bi arthrodial, made predominantly of type two fibers and containing less amount of titin proteins may put the muscle group at higher risk of strains, so hamstring injuries are common in athletes.
Eccentrically training a muscle through a full range of motion theoretically could reduce injury rates and improve athletic performance and flexibility. Static stretching considered the Gold Standard for measuring flexibility, is elongating a muscle to tolerance, and sustaining the position for a length of time. Flexibility is the property of individual muscles and joints. Good muscle flexibility will allow muscle tissue to accommodate to imposed stress easily and allow efficient and effective movement. Flexibility is a major component of physical fitness, it is important to allow an adequate range of motion, to avoid sports injuries. Eccentric training and static stretching will improve hamstring flexibility.
Objective: The objective of the study is to obtain the effect of eccentric training and static stretching will improve hamstring flexibility among physiotherapy students.
Methods: This quasi-experimental design was conducted to test the effectiveness of eccentric training and static stretching will improve the hamstring flexibility among physiotherapy students. The study population included 30 participants fulfilling both inclusion and exclusion criteria. Informed consent was obtained from each participant. A description of the study was given to the participants before starting the exercise program. A 30 sample size was selected by convenient sampling method. The exercise program was about 6 weeks of duration. Both pre and post values of flexibility was assessed by using a 90/90 test and v-sit and reach test before and after giving the eccentric training and static stretching.
Result: The study showed significant improvement in the hamstring flexibility among physiotherapy students.
Conclusion: 6 weeks of eccentric training and static stretching Program will improve the hamstring flexibility among physiotherapy students.


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How to cite this article:
Sreelakshmi Dasappan, R Rejeesh Kumar, KS Sharad. Effects of eccentric training and static stretching to improve hamstring flexibility among physiotherapy students. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):163-168.
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