RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSCULAR OUTPUTS AND THE HORIZONTAL PERTURBATION IN THE EARLY PHASE OF BENCH PRESS MOVEMENT UNDER STABLE AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS
Keywords: instability resistance training, coordination, accelerometer
AbstractWe demonstrated the relationship between the change rates of muscular outputs and horizontal perturbation under stable and unstable conditions in dynamic bench press movement. Twenty-seven male collegiate athletes attended the study. We used a tri-axis accelerometer attached to the barbell shaft to obtain the acceleration data in the bench press and computed peak force output, rate of force development (RFD), and horizontal acceleration trajectory length for 0.2 seconds after the initiation. Significant reduction was found in the peak force output and RFD under stable and unstable conditions, but not in the horizontal acceleration trajectory length. Significant correlation was found between the change rate of RFD and the horizontal acceleration trajectory length under stable and unstable conditions (r=0.55, P<0.01).
Coaching and Sports Activities
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