Table 1. Systolic and diastolic blood pressur, mean arterial pressure and heart rate mean ± standard deviation values for each stretch group over the testing periods.
Pre-test 45-s 90-s 2-min
Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP: mmHg)
Single Leg Raise 125.5 ± 12.3 135.3 ± 16.3 136.5 ± 16.7 127.1 ± 15.0
PNF 131.0 ± 15.7 137.6 ± 16.7 142.3 ± 18.2 132.2 ± 14.7
Sit and Reach 125.1 ± 13.7 136.6 ± 16.7 141.3 ± 18.9 127.5 ± 15.9
Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP: mmHg)
Single Leg Raise 72.02 ± 8.2 76.1 ± 10.4 *# 76.4 ± 10.7 * 71.6 ± 9.4
PNF 75.6 ± 8.6 81.0 ± 9.04 * 80.4 ± 9.5 * 75.5 ± 8.1
Sit and Reach 69.5 ± 8.6 80.2 ± 10.2 * 79.9 ± 11.1 * 73.6 ± 9.8
Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP)
Single Leg Raise 89.9 ± 10.4 96.9 ± 11.5 *# 98.5 ± 12.4 * 89.9 ± 11.04
PNF 96.1 ± 12.1 102.9 ± 12.5 * 103.9 ± 13.1 * 96.2 ± 11.2
Sit and Reach 88.0 ± 9.9 102.4 ± 12.5 * 104.0 ± 14.0 * 94.2 ± 10.9
Heart Rate (HR: beats/min)
Single Leg Raise 64 ± 10 67 ± 13 * 67 ± 12 * 65 ± 12
PNF 62 ± 11 68 ± 10 * 69 ± 11 * 61 ± 10
Sit and Reach 63 ± 11 74 ± 13 * 74 ± 14 * 67 ± 13
The asperand (†) symbol shows significant differences between the two stretches at those time points (MAP: PNF>SLR, HR: SR>PNF).
Hashtags (#) indicate significant differences between SLR and the other two groups at that time point.
For each stretch group and testing time, the 45-s and 90-s values significantly (*) exceeded the pre-test and 2-min post-tests with the exception of systolic blood pressure (no significant interaction).