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The effects of a 7-week heavy elastic band and weight chain program on upper-body strength and upper-body power in a sample of division 1-AA football players.
J Strength Cond Res. 2009 May; 23(3):756-64.JS

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a 7-week heavy elastic band and weighted-chain program on maximum muscular strength and maximum power in the bench press exercise. Thirty-six (n = 36) healthy men aged 18-30 years old, from the Robert Morris University football team, volunteered to participate in this study. During the first week, predicted 1 repetition maximum (1RM) bench press and a 5RM speed bench press tests were conducted. Subjects were randomly divided into 3 groups (n = 12): elastic band (EB), weighted chain (WC), and traditional bench (C). During weeks 2-8 of the study, subjects were required to follow the prescribed resistance training program. Mean and SD of the predicted 1RM bench press and 5RM speed bench press were computed. A two-factor (method X time) analysis was applied to identify significant differences between the training groups. Significance was set at alpha = 0.05. Results indicated a significant time (p < 0.05) but no group effect for both predicted 1RM (kg) and 5RM peak power tests (watts). Although not significant, results did show greater nonsignificant improvements in the EB (848-883 W) and WC groups (856-878 W) vs. control (918-928 W) when the 2 highest and greatest values were selected regarding peak power. The use of EB and WC in conjunction with a general off-season strength and conditioning program can increase overall maximum upper-body strength in a sample of Division 1-AA football players. These types of training modalities add a unique training style and more flexibility with respect to exercise prescription for athletes and strength practitioners.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Wellness and Human Performance, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minnesota, USA. ghigiarellija@southwestmsu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19387404

Citation

Ghigiarelli, Jamie J., et al. "The Effects of a 7-week Heavy Elastic Band and Weight Chain Program On Upper-body Strength and Upper-body Power in a Sample of Division 1-AA Football Players." Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 23, no. 3, 2009, pp. 756-64.
Ghigiarelli JJ, Nagle EF, Gross FL, et al. The effects of a 7-week heavy elastic band and weight chain program on upper-body strength and upper-body power in a sample of division 1-AA football players. J Strength Cond Res. 2009;23(3):756-64.
Ghigiarelli, J. J., Nagle, E. F., Gross, F. L., Robertson, R. J., Irrgang, J. J., & Myslinski, T. (2009). The effects of a 7-week heavy elastic band and weight chain program on upper-body strength and upper-body power in a sample of division 1-AA football players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(3), 756-64. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181a2b8a2
Ghigiarelli JJ, et al. The Effects of a 7-week Heavy Elastic Band and Weight Chain Program On Upper-body Strength and Upper-body Power in a Sample of Division 1-AA Football Players. J Strength Cond Res. 2009;23(3):756-64. PubMed PMID: 19387404.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The effects of a 7-week heavy elastic band and weight chain program on upper-body strength and upper-body power in a sample of division 1-AA football players. AU - Ghigiarelli,Jamie J, AU - Nagle,Elizabeth F, AU - Gross,Fredric L, AU - Robertson,Robert J, AU - Irrgang,James J, AU - Myslinski,Tom, PY - 2009/4/24/entrez PY - 2009/4/24/pubmed PY - 2009/8/6/medline SP - 756 EP - 64 JF - Journal of strength and conditioning research JO - J Strength Cond Res VL - 23 IS - 3 N2 - The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a 7-week heavy elastic band and weighted-chain program on maximum muscular strength and maximum power in the bench press exercise. Thirty-six (n = 36) healthy men aged 18-30 years old, from the Robert Morris University football team, volunteered to participate in this study. During the first week, predicted 1 repetition maximum (1RM) bench press and a 5RM speed bench press tests were conducted. Subjects were randomly divided into 3 groups (n = 12): elastic band (EB), weighted chain (WC), and traditional bench (C). During weeks 2-8 of the study, subjects were required to follow the prescribed resistance training program. Mean and SD of the predicted 1RM bench press and 5RM speed bench press were computed. A two-factor (method X time) analysis was applied to identify significant differences between the training groups. Significance was set at alpha = 0.05. Results indicated a significant time (p < 0.05) but no group effect for both predicted 1RM (kg) and 5RM peak power tests (watts). Although not significant, results did show greater nonsignificant improvements in the EB (848-883 W) and WC groups (856-878 W) vs. control (918-928 W) when the 2 highest and greatest values were selected regarding peak power. The use of EB and WC in conjunction with a general off-season strength and conditioning program can increase overall maximum upper-body strength in a sample of Division 1-AA football players. These types of training modalities add a unique training style and more flexibility with respect to exercise prescription for athletes and strength practitioners. SN - 1533-4287 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19387404/The_effects_of_a_7_week_heavy_elastic_band_and_weight_chain_program_on_upper_body_strength_and_upper_body_power_in_a_sample_of_division_1_AA_football_players_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181a2b8a2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -