Effect of heavy dynamic resistive exercise on acute upper body power

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Hrysomallis, Con and Kidgell, Dawson J (2001) Effect of heavy dynamic resistive exercise on acute upper body power. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 15 (4). pp. 426-430. ISSN 10648011


There is limited research to support the notion that heavy resistive exercise immediately before a power movement may acutely enhance performance. Upper-body acute power enhancement during a stretch-shorten cycle (SSC) movement has not been previously investigated. The aim of this project was to determine whether a set of 5 repetitions of 5 repetition maximum (RM) bench press preceding explosive push-ups would significantly influence indicators of power: impulse and maximum rate of force development. Subjects randomly performed either explosive push-ups only over a force platform or a set of 5RM bench press before the explosive push-ups. There were no significant differences for any of the force platform data when the explosive push-ups were preceded by a set of 5RM bench press. It appears that heavy dynamic resistive upper-body exercise on its own before an upper-body power activity is inadequate in augmenting short-term power.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1148
DOI AN:2002074415
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Keywords exercise physiology, adult, arm physiology, biomechanics, body weight, human, male, muscle contraction physiology, muscle, skeletal physiology, reproducibility of results, weight lifting physiology, explosive push-up, bench press, force platform
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