This study was conducted to determine if the previously proposed neurophysiological mechanisms of reciprocal inhibition and autogenic inhibition are responsible for the success of PNF stretches. Additionally, we assessed the existence of the phenomenon of successive induction because it is used to strengthen reciprocal inhibition.
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