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The Effects of Eccentric Phase Duration on Concentric Outcomes in the Squat and Bench Press

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2018
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The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of eccentric phase duration on concentric outcomes at 60% and 80% of one-repetition maximum (1RM) in the squat and bench press. Sixteen resistance-trained males completed four laboratory visits as follows: Day 1- 1RM testing; Day 2- establishment of normative eccentric durations; Days 3 and 4- randomized fast (0.75 times) or slow (2 times) eccentric duration variations, which were controlled by visual and auditory metronomes. Eccentric duration was significantly and inversely correlated with average concentric velocity (ACV) at 60% (r = 0.408) and 80% (r = -0.477) of 1RM squat and at 100% of 1RM bench press. At 60% of 1RM squat, both fast and slow eccentric conditions produced greater (p<0.001) peak concentric velocity (PCV) than normative duration with fast also producing greater PCV than slow (p=0.044). Therefore, fast eccentric durations may benefit concentric velocity.
Title: The Effects of Eccentric Phase Duration on Concentric Outcomes in the Squat and Bench Press.
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Name(s): Carzoli, Joseph P., author
Zourdos, Michael C., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Education
Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 60 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of eccentric phase duration on concentric outcomes at 60% and 80% of one-repetition maximum (1RM) in the squat and bench press. Sixteen resistance-trained males completed four laboratory visits as follows: Day 1- 1RM testing; Day 2- establishment of normative eccentric durations; Days 3 and 4- randomized fast (0.75 times) or slow (2 times) eccentric duration variations, which were controlled by visual and auditory metronomes. Eccentric duration was significantly and inversely correlated with average concentric velocity (ACV) at 60% (r = 0.408) and 80% (r = -0.477) of 1RM squat and at 100% of 1RM bench press. At 60% of 1RM squat, both fast and slow eccentric conditions produced greater (p<0.001) peak concentric velocity (PCV) than normative duration with fast also producing greater PCV than slow (p=0.044). Therefore, fast eccentric durations may benefit concentric velocity.
Identifier: FA00013055 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2018.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Weight training--Physiological aspects.
Weight lifting--Physiological aspects.
Resistance Training--methods.
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