Influence of upper-body external loading on anaerobic exercise performance

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Publisher: National Strength and Conditioning Association
Document Type: Author abstract; Report
Length: 258 words

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The purpose of this study was to assess the threshold where simulated adipose tissue weight gain significantly affects performance in common anaerobic tasks and determine whether differences exist between men and women. Forty-six subjects (men = 21; women = 25) were tested for vertical jump, 20- and 40-yd dash, and 20-yd shuttle tests under 6 different loading conditions (0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10% of added body weight). Results were compared to each subject's baseline values (0% loading condition). Results demonstrate significant decrements in performance, starting at the 2% loading condition, for both genders, in every performance test (p KEY WORDS added weight, vertical jump, 40-yd dash, 20-yd shuttle

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A254265380