POWER IMPROVES AFTER POWER TRAINING, NOT STRENGTH TRAINING
Fabian, N. M., Berning, J. M., Durham, M., Kipp, r., Wilson, M., & Adams, K. J. (2002). Consecutive strength and power mesocycles: The effects on power-endurance in strength trained women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), Supplement abstract 1109.
The effects of a 4-week strength mesocycle (resistance training) followed by a 4-week power mesocycle (plyometric training) on power-endurance in strength trained females (N = 14) were investigated. Power-endurance was measured using the Bosco 30-s continuous jump test on a force platform.
The number of jumps performed, peak jump height, and average jump height improved over the eight weeks. However, no significant increases in these factors occurred after the four weeks of strength training. Significant improvements only occurred after plyometric training.
Implication. Resistance training had no effect on power-endurance. Plyometric training, which employs explosive leg movements, did increase power-endurance in the legs.
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