Efecto agudo de complex training en press banca sobre la distancia del lanzamiento de la granada

Translated title of the contribution: Acute effect of a complex training over grenade throwing distance

Álvaro Cristian Huerta Ojeda, Luis Javier Chirosa Ríos, Rafael Guisado Barrilao, Ignacio Javier Chirosa Ríos, Pablo Andrés Cáceres Serrano, Sergio Andrés Galdames Maliqueo

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Purpose: Determining the acute effect of a Complex Training in bench press over grenade throwing in professional and amateur military pentathletes. Methods: Nineteen military pentathletes divided into two groups were part of the study (Professional Group = 10 and Amateur Group = 9). Variables measured were: Distance maximum in grenade throwing and peak power in bench press. Complex Training protocol consisted of: 4 sets of 5 repetitions at 30% of one repetition maximum + 4 repetitions at 60% of one repetition maximum + 3 grenade throws with a 15-second rest. For the statistical analysis, repeated measures ANOVA was used, the effect size was estimated with Eta Partial Squared. Results: Distance maximum of grenade throwing showed a significant increase between the Control Set and the four experimental sets for the Professional Group (p = 0.0019, effect size = 0.370) and a significant decrease in the Amateur Group (p = 0.0128, effect size = 0.305); peak power in bench press did not suffer significant modifications in both groups (Professional Groupp = 0.15, effect size = 0.166; Amateur Group p = 0.17, effect size = 0.199). Conclusions: The results of the study showed a positive acute effect from Complex Training on the distance of grenade throwing only for professional military pentathletes, such effect was attributed to a Post-Activation Potentiation of the muscles involved in throwing. The significant decline in grenade throwing observed in the amateur military pentathletes was attributed to the impossibility of synthetizing ATP post-workout.

Translated title of the contributionAcute effect of a complex training over grenade throwing distance
Original languageSpanish
JournalRevista Cubana de Medicina Militar
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016


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