THE EFFECT OF CONCURRENT ACTIVATION POTENTIATION ON THE KNEE EXTENSOR AND FLEXOR PERFORMANCE OF MEN AND WOMEN

  • L. Garceau
  • E. Petushek
  • M. Fauth
  • W. Ebben
Keywords: remote voluntary contractions, ergogenic, strength, power

Abstract

This study evaluated the effect of remote voluntary contractions (RVC) during isometric and isokinetic knee flexion and extension tests and evaluated gender differences therein. Subject peak torque, rate of torque development, and power were assessed with a dynamometer in RVC and no RVC’s conditions. A two way mixed ANOVA with repeated measures for condition was used to evaluate the interaction between conditions and gender, and to assess the main effects. Main effects were evaluated with a paired samples t-test. Results revealed a significant interaction between all but one test condition and gender as well as significant main effects for all of the variables assessed (P ≤ 0.05). Men attained 9.2% to 19.7% greater performances in the RVC condition for all variables whilst women demonstrated no significant differences between test conditions.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities