THE EFFECT OF ANTAGONIST CONDITIONING CONTRACTIONS ON LOWER AND UPPER BODY POWER TESTS

  • T. Suchomel
  • L. Garceau
  • B. Wurm
  • W. Ebben
  • K. Duran
Keywords: reversal of antagonists, successive induction, Golgi tendon organ, superset

Abstract

This study assessed the effect of antagonist conditioning contractions (ACC) on lower and upper body power tests. Six subjects performed the bilateral countermovement jump and the supine medicine ball chest throw on a force platform in baseline conditions and after ACC. A repeated measures ANOVA was used to compare performance between the baseline conditions and the ACC condition. Analysis demonstrated no significant main effects for GRF (p = 0.41) or RFD (p = 0.55) for the countermovement jump. Additionally, there were no significant main effects for GRF (p = 0.85) or RFD (p = 0.95) for the medicine ball throw. This study demonstrated that maximal short term ACC do not enhance multi-joint power tests such as the countermovement jump and medicine ball throw.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities