Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Back squat potentiates both vertical and horizontal jump performance in collegiate ice hockey players
by Bechtel, Cale, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 18; 10638622
Abstract (Summary)

Back squats (BSQ) have been shown to effectively potentiate lower body power in a subsequent performance activity. There is a plurality of post activation potentiation (PAP) studies in which the BSQ and vertical jump (VJ) are used. To date, there is little information regarding BSQ and horizontal jump (HJ) performance. Nine collegiate ice hockey players from the California State University, Long Beach ice hockey team volunteered for the study. Participants performed five testing sessions separated by 96 hours. The first testing session was a one repetition maximum (1RM) BSQ to assign the athletes specific intensity. The intensity chosen was 87% of the athletes’ 1RM, which means they should complete five repetitions (87%) for the potentiated testing sessions. The four testing sessions were randomized consisting of a back squat followed by horizontal jump (BSQ-HJ), back squat followed by vertical jump (BSQ-VJ), horizontal jump only (CT-HJ) and vertical jump only (CT-VJ). During the potentiated conditions participants had a rest interval of 5 minutes between the BSQ and VJ or HJ. Alpha-level was set a priori at 0.05. The results indicate that both vertical (p = 0.017) and horizontal (p = 0.003) jump were significantly increased (VJ = +5.51cm, HJ = +11.55cm). The present study helps indicate that muscular power performance can be improved in VJ and HJ using the PAP training phenomenon in collegiate ice hockey players.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schick, Evan
Commitee: Burkhardt, Eric, Cotter, Joshua
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Kinesiology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Kinesiology
Keywords: Horizontal jump, Lower body power, Potentiation, Resistance training, Strength
Publication Number: 10638622
ISBN: 978-0-355-49990-2
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