Volume 19(3): November, 2013
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This third issue of Volume 19 of Coaching Science Abstracts reviews articles concerned with the specificity of training, a principle that is often overlooked in the pursuit of training variety, and the ill-advised and wasteful concept of cross-training. Six previous issues, namely Volume 1(2), Volume 4(2), Volume 7(3), Volume 10(3), Volume 13(3), and Volume 16(3) also dealt with this topic. The information from those sources, as well as that contained in this issue, will yield an extensive knowledge base of recent research in the specificity of sports conditioning.
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STRENGTH AND POWER ARE ONLY IMPROVED IN THE ACTIVITIES USED TO TRAIN THEM Duchateau, J. (2009). Training effects on the characteristics and behavior of human motor units. A paper presented at the 14th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Oslo, Norway, June 24-27.
IN UNTRAINED MALES, TRAINING EFFECTS ARE DERIVED FROM LARGELY NON-SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES Hager, R. L., Stites, A. W., Parcell, A. C., & Hunter, I. (2011). Comparison of the effects of high-resistance cycle training and leg press on Wingate anaerobic test, strength, and time-trial performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(5). Supplement abstract 2828.
HEAVY RESISTANCE TRAINING COMPROMISES SPORT-SPECIFIC PRACTICE RESPONSES Doncaster, G. G., & Twist, C. (2012). Exercise-induced muscle damage from bench press exercise impairs arm cranking endurance performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112. Online publication, April 23, 2012.
MAXIMAL AND EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH TRAINING HAVE DIFFERENT AND SPECIFIC ADAPTATION EFFECTS Tillin, N. A., Pain, M. T., & Folland, J. P. (2012). Training for maximal vs. explosive strength elicits distinct neuromuscular adaptations. Presentation 596 at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco, California; May 29-June 2, 2012.
2. TRANSFER FAILURES
SLOW-MOVEMENT ISOKINETIC TRAINING DOES NOT TRANSFER BENEFITS TO FASTER MOVEMENTS House, P. D., Smith, D., O'Brien, M., Edwards, S., & Miller, J. (June 03, 2010). The effects of slow velocity isokinetic resistance training on high velocity force output following a brief high velocity familiarization period. Presentation 2084 at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; June 2-5.
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