Dwarikanath Rout, Kumar Vikram, Avinash Tiwari, Nihar Ranjan Mohanty


Background: This study endeavoured to find the effectiveness of static stretching and eccentric training for the improvement of calf muscle flexibility in university students. Methodology: Forty university male students between the age group of 18-25 years volunteered to participate in the study. Anthropometric variables, i.e. height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI) measured. Result & Conclusion: Statistical analyses of data performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21.0. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The eccentric training group showed statistically significant improvements in active and passive calf muscle flexibility when compared to the static stretching group.


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