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Effects of agonist-antagonist complex resistance training on upper body strength and power development.
J Sports Sci. 2009 Dec; 27(14):1617-25.JS

Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the chronic effects on strength and power of performing complex versus traditional set training over eight weeks. Fifteen trained males were assessed for throw height, peak velocity, and peak power in the bench press throw and one-repetition maximum (1-RM) in the bench press and bench pull exercises, before and after the eight-week programme. The traditional set group performed the pulling before the pushing exercise sets, whereas the complex set group alternated pulling and pushing sets. The complex set training sessions were completed in approximately half the time. Electromyographic (EMG) activity was monitored during both test sessions in an attempt to determine if it was affected as a result of the training programme. Although there were no differences in the dependent variables between the two conditions, bench pull and bench press 1-RM increased significantly under the complex set condition and peak power increased significantly under the traditional set condition. Effect size statistics suggested that the complex set was more time-efficient than the traditional set condition with respect to development of 1-RM bench pull and bench press, peak velocity and peak power. The EMG activity was not affected. Complex set training would appear to be an effective method of exercise with respect to efficiency and strength development.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19967584

Citation

Robbins, Daniel W., et al. "Effects of Agonist-antagonist Complex Resistance Training On Upper Body Strength and Power Development." Journal of Sports Sciences, vol. 27, no. 14, 2009, pp. 1617-25.
Robbins DW, Young WB, Behm DG, et al. Effects of agonist-antagonist complex resistance training on upper body strength and power development. J Sports Sci. 2009;27(14):1617-25.
Robbins, D. W., Young, W. B., Behm, D. G., & Payne, W. R. (2009). Effects of agonist-antagonist complex resistance training on upper body strength and power development. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(14), 1617-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640410903365677
Robbins DW, et al. Effects of Agonist-antagonist Complex Resistance Training On Upper Body Strength and Power Development. J Sports Sci. 2009;27(14):1617-25. PubMed PMID: 19967584.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of agonist-antagonist complex resistance training on upper body strength and power development. AU - Robbins,Daniel W, AU - Young,Warren B, AU - Behm,David G, AU - Payne,Warren R, PY - 2009/12/8/entrez PY - 2009/12/8/pubmed PY - 2010/6/19/medline SP - 1617 EP - 25 JF - Journal of sports sciences JO - J Sports Sci VL - 27 IS - 14 N2 - The objective of this study was to examine the chronic effects on strength and power of performing complex versus traditional set training over eight weeks. Fifteen trained males were assessed for throw height, peak velocity, and peak power in the bench press throw and one-repetition maximum (1-RM) in the bench press and bench pull exercises, before and after the eight-week programme. The traditional set group performed the pulling before the pushing exercise sets, whereas the complex set group alternated pulling and pushing sets. The complex set training sessions were completed in approximately half the time. Electromyographic (EMG) activity was monitored during both test sessions in an attempt to determine if it was affected as a result of the training programme. Although there were no differences in the dependent variables between the two conditions, bench pull and bench press 1-RM increased significantly under the complex set condition and peak power increased significantly under the traditional set condition. Effect size statistics suggested that the complex set was more time-efficient than the traditional set condition with respect to development of 1-RM bench pull and bench press, peak velocity and peak power. The EMG activity was not affected. Complex set training would appear to be an effective method of exercise with respect to efficiency and strength development. SN - 1466-447X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19967584/Effects_of_agonist_antagonist_complex_resistance_training_on_upper_body_strength_and_power_development_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640410903365677 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -