The postactivation potentiation effect of either plyometrics or speed, agility and quickness exercises on linear sprint performance

Howe, Louis, Coward, Martyn and Price, Phil (2017) The postactivation potentiation effect of either plyometrics or speed, agility and quickness exercises on linear sprint performance. In: UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Annual Conference, 4-6 August 2017, Hinckley, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Postactivation potentiation (PAP) is a phenomenon whereby the contractile history of the muscle positively impacts the force generation capacity of an athlete for subsequent activities. The purpose of this study was to explore the acute benefits of including either a plyometric or SAQ based warm-up, on linear sprint speed. Using a randomised repeated measures design, 16 (13 men, 3 women) recreationally trained athletes performed either a control (C), control and plyometric (P) or control and SAQ (SAQ) warm-up (table 1). There was a statistically significant difference between groups for the 0-10m following a Friedman’s ANOVA (χ2(2) = 25.125, p=0.00). Post Hoc analysis using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test with a Bonferroni correction identified no significant difference between the control and SAQ conditions (Z= -0.906, p= 0.365, d=0.06). However, there was significant improvements between conditions in favour of P; P vs. C (Z= -3.518, p= <0.001, d=0.50) and P vs. SAQ (Z= -3.522, p= <0.001, d=0.44). Linear 10-metre sprint time is not acutely improved with the inclusion of SAQ drills as part of a dynamic warm-up. However, a warm-up consisting of plyometric exercises results in an acute decrease in 10-metre sprint times.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 12:31
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 10:36
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3455

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