(1988) Light resistance and stretching exercise
in elderly women: effect upon flexibility.
The experimental protocol consisted of replacing 3 weekly sessions of stretching exercises
by conventional resistance training exercise sessions.
Analysis of baseline measures has revealed no significant difference between stretching exercise
and myofascial released groups.
In the study by Little and Williams (2006), professional soccer players practiced five dynamic stretching exercises
for lower limbs before of the countermovement jump, the result was of 40.2 [+ or -] 4.5 cm.
Shahnaz Shahr-jerdy et al (2012)  concluded that stretching exercises
are effective in reducing pain intensity, pain duration, and the amount of painkillers used by girls with primary dysmenorrhea.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate if static and dynamic stretching exercises
of the knee muscles (quadriceps and hamstring muscles) have any effects on concentric and eccentric isokinetic peak torques and electromyographic amplitudes (EMG) of the nonstretched antagonist muscles.
Thus, both static muscular stretching exercises
(11,12) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) (7,17) can potentially reduce the size of blood vessels, leading to increased intravascular pressure.
In addition, few studies have attempted to investigate the effect that the type of stretching exercise
has on performance, (Marek et al., 2005; Yamaguchi and Ishii, 2005).
Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, and colleagues designed a study to determine whether yoga is more effective than conventional stretching exercises
or a self-care book for primary care patients with chronic low back pain.
The star warmed down with a few stretching exercises
as manager Sven Goran Eriksson looked on.
"If I can prevent injury by doing stretching exercises
and weight training, I will have to maintain that for the remainder of my career.
After loosening up with stretching exercises
it was time for their favourite pastime - chasing the birdies.