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Comparison Between Bench Press Throw and Ballistic Push-up Tests to Assess Upper-Body Power in Trained Individuals.
J Strength Cond Res. 2018 Jun; 32(6):1503-1510.JS

Abstract

Bartolomei, S, Nigro, F, Ruggeri, S, Malagoli Lanzoni, I, Ciacci, S, Merni, F, Sadres, E, Hoffman, JR, and Semprini, G. Comparison between bench press throw and ballistic push-up tests to assess upper-body power in trained individuals. J Strength Cond Res 32(6): 1503-1510, 2018-The purpose of this study was to validate the ballistic push-up (BPU) test performed with hands on a force plate as a method to measure upper-body power. Twenty-eight experienced resistance-trained men (age = 25.4 ± 5.2 years; body mass = 78.5 ± 9.0 kg; body height = 179.6 ± 7.8 cm) performed, 2 days apart, a bench press 1 repetition maximum (1RM) test and upper-body power tests. Mean power (MP) and peak power (PP) were assessed using the bench press throw (BT) test and the BPU test performed in randomized order. The area under the force/power curve (AUC) obtained at BT was also calculated. Power expressed at BPU was estimated using a time-based prediction equation. Mean force and the participant's body weight were used to predict the bench press 1RM. Pearson product-moment correlations were used to examine relationships between the power assessment methods and between the predicted 1RM bench and the actual value. Large correlations (0.79; p < 0.001) were found between AUC and MP expressed at BPU. Large correlations were also detected between MP and PP expressed at BT and BPU (0.75; p < 0.001 and 0.74; p < 0.001, respectively). Very large correlations (0.87; p < 0.001) were found between the 1RM bench and the 1RM predicted by the BPU. Results of this study indicate that BPU represents a valid and reliable method to estimate the upper-body power in resistance-trained individuals.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology, and Motor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology, and Motor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology, and Motor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology, and Motor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.The Nat Holman School for Coaches and Instructors, Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport, Netanya, Israel.Sport and Exercise Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29528954

Citation

Bartolomei, Sandro, et al. "Comparison Between Bench Press Throw and Ballistic Push-up Tests to Assess Upper-Body Power in Trained Individuals." Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 32, no. 6, 2018, pp. 1503-1510.
Bartolomei S, Nigro F, Ruggeri S, et al. Comparison Between Bench Press Throw and Ballistic Push-up Tests to Assess Upper-Body Power in Trained Individuals. J Strength Cond Res. 2018;32(6):1503-1510.
Bartolomei, S., Nigro, F., Ruggeri, S., Malagoli Lanzoni, I., Ciacci, S., Merni, F., Sadres, E., Hoffman, J. R., & Semprini, G. (2018). Comparison Between Bench Press Throw and Ballistic Push-up Tests to Assess Upper-Body Power in Trained Individuals. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(6), 1503-1510. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002571
Bartolomei S, et al. Comparison Between Bench Press Throw and Ballistic Push-up Tests to Assess Upper-Body Power in Trained Individuals. J Strength Cond Res. 2018;32(6):1503-1510. PubMed PMID: 29528954.
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