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Identifying the optimal resistive load for complex training in male rugby players

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Show simple item record Comyns, Thomas M. Harrison, Andrew J. Hennessy, Liam Jensen, Randall L. 2017-03-23T09:01:31Z 2017-03-23T09:01:31Z 2007
dc.identifier.issn 1476-3141
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Alternating a resistance exercise with a plyometric exercise is referred to as "complex training". In this study, we examined the effect of various resistive loads on the biomechanics of performance of a fast stretch-shortening cycle activity to determine if an optimal resistive load exists for complex training. Twelve elite rugby players performed three drop jumps before and after three back squat resistive loads of 65%, 80%, and 93% of a single repetition maximum (1-RM) load. All drop jumps were performed on a specially constructed sledge and force platform apparatus. Flight time, ground contact time, peak ground reaction force, reactive strength index, and leg stiffness were the dependent variables. Repeated-measures analysis of variance found that all resistive loads reduced (P en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sports Biomechanics;6 (1), pp. 59-70
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Sports Biomechanics 2007 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject drop jump en_US
dc.subject leg spring stiffness en_US
dc.subject post-activation potentiation en_US
dc.subject sledge en_US
dc.subject stretch-shortening cycle en_US
dc.title Identifying the optimal resistive load for complex training in male rugby players en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2017-03-22T11:38:52Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14763140601058540
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1134106
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Sports Biomechanics
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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