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Assessing strength and power in resistance training

Assessing strength and power in resistance training

Naclerio, Fernando J., Jimenez, Alfonso, Alvar, Brent A. and Peterson, Mark D. (2009) Assessing strength and power in resistance training. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 4 (2). pp. 110-113. ISSN 1988-5202 (doi:10.4100/jhse.2009.42.04)

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Maximal Dynamic Strength is usually assessed either by the one repetition maximum test (1-RM) or by a repetition maximum test with submaximal loads, which requires the application of a formula to estimate the value of 1-RM. This value is needed to establish the objective of resistance training: such as maximum strength, endurance strength, and/or explosive strength. However, both 1-RM and submaximal tests are unable to highlight the changes produced on power and velocity. This manuscript summarizes and reviews several common strength testing protocols and proposes a novel approach that may offer greater insight to hierarchical muscle functionality

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] The Journal of Human Sport & Exercise is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of sport sciences and is licensed under Creative Commons
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1-RM test, progressive load, velocity, power
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Q Science > QP Physiology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
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