Influence of Range of Motion In Resistance Training In Women: Early Phase Adaptations
Human Performance and Recreation
Massey, C.D., J. Vincent, M. Maneval, and J.T. Johnson. Influence of range of motion in resistance training in women: Early phase adaptations. J. Strength Cond. Res. 19(2): 409-411. 2005-The purpose of this investigation was to compare partial range-of-motion versus full range-of-motion training in the development of maximal upper-body strength in women. A I repetition maximum bench press was used as the criterion measurement. A 10-week, 2 days per week training regimen was used. Subjects were divided into 3 groups. Group 1 (n = 13) trained with 3 full range-of-motion sets on the bench press. Group 2 (n = 8) trained with 3 partial range-of-motion sets. Group 3 (n 8), serving as a quasi-control, trained with an equal combination of partial and full range-of-motion sets. Findings indicated that each of the 3 groups experienced an increase in bench-press strength from pre- to posttest. In addition, a statistically significant difference was found between the full range-of-motion group and the partial and mixed groups (p < 0.5). This finding suggests that lifting through a full range of motion was superior to the other training regimens used in this study. However, this investigation also indicated that the partial technique had a positive effect on strength across time within the parameters of this study.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Massey, C. D.,
(2005). Influence of Range of Motion In Resistance Training In Women: Early Phase Adaptations. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19(2), 409-411.
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