Acute effect of a complex training protocol of back squats on 30-m sprint times of elite male military athletes

Álvaro Huerta Ojeda, Luis Chirosa Ríos, Rafael Guisado Barrilao, PABLO ANDRES CACERES SERRANO

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Abstract

Purpose The aim of this study was to determine the acute effect temporal of a complex training protocol on 30 meter sprint times. A secondary objective was to evaluate the fatigue indexes of military athletes. Subjects and Methods Seven military athletes were the subjects of this study. The variables measured were times in 30-meter sprint, and average power and peak power of squats. The intervention session with complex training consisted of 4 sets of 5 repetitions at 30% 1RM + 4 repetitions at 60% 1RM + 3 repetitions of 30 meters with 120-second rests. For the statistical analysis repeated measures of ANOVA was used, and for the post hoc analysis, student’s t-test was used. Results Times in 30 meter sprints showed a significant reduction between the control set and the four experimental sets, but the average power and peak power of squats did not show significant changes. Conclusion The results of the study show the acute positive effect of complex training, over time, in 30-meter sprint by military athletes. This effect is due to the post activation potentiation of the lower limbs’ muscles in the 30 meters sprint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)752-756
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • 30-meter sprint
  • Complex training
  • Post activation potentiation

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