2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Effect of Two Forms of Potentiation on Anaerobic Power Performance in Wrestlers

Andrew T. Still
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of two forms of pre-participation potentiation (PPP) on anaerobic power performance in college wrestlers.  Twenty-one NCAA Division II college wrestlers performed a baseline familiarization test series on the Margaria-Kalamen stair run (M-K) power test and were divided into counter-balanced PPP groups for a cross-over design.  One week later, one group performed three sets of squats (SQ) with 85% of estimated 1RM, and the other group performed three 30-second cycle sprints (CY) on stationary cycles as PPP prior to executing the M-K test.  The following week, each group performed the oppose PPP treatment prior to executing the M-K test.  Repeated-measures ANOVA indicated that the CY produced significantly higher M-K power score than SQ.  In conclusion, a speed-specific PPP treatment produced greater facilitation in an explosive power than a strength PPP treatment.  

Keywords: Potentiation, Post-Activation Potentiation, cycle induced potentiation , squat induced potentiation, muscle potentiation, Wrestling, explosive muscle, power muscle movement

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 9-
Location: GEO - SUB

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