THE EFFECT OF REMOTE VOLUNTARY CONTRACTIONS ON STRENGTH AND POWER TASKS OF WOMEN

  • M. Fauth
  • E. Petushek
  • C. Kaufmann
  • W. Ebben
Keywords: Concurrent activation potentiation, motor control, ergogenic, training

Abstract

This study evaluated the effect of remote voluntary contractions (RVC’s) on the performance of closed kinetic chain exercises. Subjects performed the squat and jump squat in a RVC condition and a condition without RVC’s (NO-RVC’s). Peak ground reaction force (GRF), rate of force development during the first 100 ms (RFD 100), RFD to peak GRF (RFD-P), and jump squat height (JH) were assessed with a force platform. Data were analyzed with a one way ANOVA. Results revealed there were no significant differences between RVC and NO-RVC conditions for peak GRF for either the squat (p = 0.11) or jump squat (p = 0.47), RFD 100 for either the squat (p = 0.25) or jump squat (p = 0.23), RFD-P for either the squat (p = 0.88) or jump squat (p = 0.38), or for JH for the jump squat (p = 0.68).
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities