Journal article

A COMPARISON OF FORCE CURVE PROFILES BETWEEN THE BENCH PRESS AND BALLISTIC BENCH THROWS

Ross A Clark, Adam L Bryant, Brendan Humphries

JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the peak force and force curve characteristics during a traditional bench press (BP) and a ballistic bench throw (BT). Eight (age = 21.0 +/- 2.3 years, height = 182.3 +/- 7.4 cm, body mass = 85.9 +/- 5.5 kg) semi-professional rugby league players with resistance and power training experience performed both BP and BT exercises at loads of 55 and 80% of their predicted one-repetition maximum. The force curves for each test were then divided into three intensity levels, set at low to moderate (0-75%), high (75-95%), and near-maximal force (95-100%). These values were obtained by determining the percentage of the range of motion (ROM) in which the force p..

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