Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Science
Kelly Johnson, PhD
There are various ways to decrease muscle and tendon stiffness, including but not limited to: static stretching, ballistic stretching, cycle stretching, passive and active stretching, and foam rolling. The purpose of this paper is to review different studies that focus on the acute effects of static stretching and foam rolling on muscles of the leg including the gastrocnemius, rectus femoris, hamstrings, soleus, etc. Results showed that static stretching and foam rolling decrease muscle and tendon stiffness in the leg while simultaneously increasing their range of motion, flexibility, and muscle fascicle length immediately after exercise.
Lawlor, Michaela, "Acute Effects of Static Stretching/Foam Rolling on Muscle and Tendon Stiffness" (2021). Honors Theses. 401.
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