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The effect of a complex agonist and antagonist resistance training protocal on volume load, power output, electromyographic responses, and efficiency

Robbins, Daniel and Young, Warren and Behm, David and Payne, Warren (2010) The effect of a complex agonist and antagonist resistance training protocal on volume load, power output, electromyographic responses, and efficiency. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24 (7). pp. 1782-1789. ISSN 1064-8011

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Robbins, DW, Young, WB, Behm, DG, and Payne, WR. The effect of a complex agonist and antagonist resistance training protocol on volume load and power output, electromyographic responses, and efficiency. J Strength Cond Res 24(7): 1782-1789, 2010-The objective of this study was to investigate the acute effects of performing traditional set (TS) vs. complex set (CS) agonist-antagonist training over 3 consecutive sets, on bench press throw (BPT) throw height (TH), peak velocity (PV), peak power (PP), bench pull volume load (VL), and electromyographic (EMG) activity. Eighteen trained men performed 2 testing protocols: TS comprising 3 sets of Bpull followed by 3 sets of BPT performed in approximately 20 minutes or CS comprising 3 sets of both Bpull and BPT performed in an alternating manner in approximately 10 minutes. Throw height, PV, PP, and EMG activity were not different within, or between, the 2 conditions. Bench pull VL decreased significantly from set 1 to sets 2 and 3, under both conditions. Decreases from set 1 to set 2 were 14.55 ± 26.11 and 9.07 ± 13.89% and from set 1 to set 3 were 16.87 ± 29.90 and 14.17 ± 18.37% under CS and TS, respectively. There was no difference in VL per set, or session, between the conditions. Although there was no augmentation of the power measures, CS was determined to have approximately twice the efficiency (ouput/time) as compared to TS. Efficiency calculations for VL, TH, PV, and PP are 103.47 kg·min−1, 26.25 cm·min−1, 1.98 m·s−1·min−1, 890.39 W·min−1 under CS and 54.71 kg·min−1, 13.02 cm·min−1, 0.99 m·s−1·min−1, 459.28 W·min−1 under TS. Comparison of EMG activity between the protocols suggests the level of neuromuscular fatigue did not differ under the 2 conditions. Complex set training would appear to be an effective method of exercise with respect to efficiency and the maintenance of TH, PV, PP, and VL

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID20479
Subjects: SEO Classification > 9299 Other Health
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Other
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 14:56
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2011 14:56
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6815
DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181dc3a53
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