The Effect of 40 Days Static Stretching After Prayers on Flexibility Among Elderly Muslim Men

  •  Mazlan Ismail    


This study was conducted to determine the effect of 5 times static stretching for 40 days on flexibility. A pre-experimental research design was used and the participants comprising 20 sedentary male aged 60 – 64 years of different weight and height participated in this study. They were engaged in 10 minutes of stretching for five times a day (after prayer) for 40 days of interventions. All participants completed the flexibility test before and after the intervention. The results showed that the participants had increased in inches in terms of flexibility after 40 days of intervention. The present study recommends static stretching after prayers (salat) as another approach for elderly people to prepare themselves before and during performing hajj or umrah. Future research may investigate its relationship with the psychological states of the participants and other health related fitness components.

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