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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

The Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Reduces Isometric Strength in Apparently Health Women

  • Open or Close Gabriel Costa e Silva1,2*, Rodrigo Rodrigues3, Anderson Silveira4, Fabrízio Di Masi4, Carlos Herdy5 and Roberto Simão6

    1Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Fundação ABC, Brazil

    2Grupo de Pesquisa em Ciências do Movimento Humano, Colégio Pedro II, Brazil

    3Departamento de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil

    4Departamento de Educação Física e Desporto, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    5Programa de Pós-Graduação em Epidemiologia e Saúde Pública, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

    6Escola de Educação Física e Desportos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Gabriel Costa e Silva, Programa de Doutorado em Ciências da Saúde, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Fundação ABC, Brazil

Submission: April 16, 2018; Published: May 29, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.03.000557

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume3 Issue2


Muscular strength is considered one of the principal physical aptitude and healthy components [1] and its evaluation through manual grip, besides being relatively simple, does not involve considerable financial expenditures and possesses good predictive capacity. Therefore, it can have great value for triage in programs and researches considering physical activities and sports [2]. Suitable levels of strength and flexibility are important for good physical aptitude and healthy1 thereby previous works report stretching capacity in sport performance reduction [3], by neural and structural modifications due to muscular stretching [4]. Thus, this work aims to investigate the acute effect of PNF stretching method on the isometric strength of muscles used in manual grip of healthy women.

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