At-Home Eccentric Exercises Improve Functional Ability More Than Stretching in Older Women

1. At-home eccentric exercise produced more improvement in muscular peak torque and gait speed than static stretching or dynamic closed-chain stretching. 2. At-home eccentric exercise, static stretching, and dynamic closed-chain stretching all improved hamstring flexibility and passive ankle dorsiflexion. Evidence Rating Level: 1b A large detriment of aging is the reduction of functional ability. A […]

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