The effects of 4 weeks of contrast training versus maximal strength training on punch force in 20-30 year old male amateur boxers

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/338911
Title:
The effects of 4 weeks of contrast training versus maximal strength training on punch force in 20-30 year old male amateur boxers
Authors:
Stanley, Edward
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 4-week contrast and maximal strength training programmes on punch force in 20-30 year male amateur boxers. Twenty amateur boxers (mean age 24.5 ± 3.5 yr.) took part in the study and were randomly allocated into two groups. A contrast training group (n = 10) performed three sets of back squats interspersed with jump-squats and bench presses rotated with bench press throws. Exercises were alternated on a set-by-set basis and completed for three sets of three repetitions, twice weekly for four-weeks in place of two regular training sessions. A maximal strength training group (n = 10) performed back squats and bench presses for six sets of three repetitions, twice per week during the same time period. Punch force measurements analysed jab and rear-hand cross punches, utilising a Herman Digital Trainer. Additionally, muscular strength was assessed using 1-repetition maximum on 2 resistance exercises (back squat and bench press). All subjects were tested pre- and post-intervention. Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures and Bonferroni-adjusted post-hoc statistical analyses were adopted. It was found that the group x trials interaction was significant (p< 0.0005) for each punch type, with mean force values in the contrast training group (jab: 17 g, rear-hand cross: 19.7 g) increasing greater than the maximal strength training group (jab: 15.5 g, rear-hand cross: 17 g) at the study’s conclusion. Similarly, significant improvements in muscular strength variables were observed in both groups for back squat (CT: 27.5%, MST: 18.8%) and bench press (CT: 26.9%, MST: 15.1%) exercises. It was concluded that contrast training is superior to maximal strength training at enhancing straight punching force and increasing muscular strength in male amateur boxers.
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
30-Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/338911
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStanley, Edwarden
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-27T13:22:14Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-27T13:22:14Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-30-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/338911-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 4-week contrast and maximal strength training programmes on punch force in 20-30 year male amateur boxers. Twenty amateur boxers (mean age 24.5 ± 3.5 yr.) took part in the study and were randomly allocated into two groups. A contrast training group (n = 10) performed three sets of back squats interspersed with jump-squats and bench presses rotated with bench press throws. Exercises were alternated on a set-by-set basis and completed for three sets of three repetitions, twice weekly for four-weeks in place of two regular training sessions. A maximal strength training group (n = 10) performed back squats and bench presses for six sets of three repetitions, twice per week during the same time period. Punch force measurements analysed jab and rear-hand cross punches, utilising a Herman Digital Trainer. Additionally, muscular strength was assessed using 1-repetition maximum on 2 resistance exercises (back squat and bench press). All subjects were tested pre- and post-intervention. Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures and Bonferroni-adjusted post-hoc statistical analyses were adopted. It was found that the group x trials interaction was significant (p< 0.0005) for each punch type, with mean force values in the contrast training group (jab: 17 g, rear-hand cross: 19.7 g) increasing greater than the maximal strength training group (jab: 15.5 g, rear-hand cross: 17 g) at the study’s conclusion. Similarly, significant improvements in muscular strength variables were observed in both groups for back squat (CT: 27.5%, MST: 18.8%) and bench press (CT: 26.9%, MST: 15.1%) exercises. It was concluded that contrast training is superior to maximal strength training at enhancing straight punching force and increasing muscular strength in male amateur boxers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectboxersen
dc.subjectpunch forceen
dc.titleThe effects of 4 weeks of contrast training versus maximal strength training on punch force in 20-30 year old male amateur boxersen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Creative Commons
All Items in ChesterRep are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.