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Low-volume Repeated Maximal Power Training Improves Repeated Sprint Ability and Horizontal Jumping Performance in Elite Young Basketball Players
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Purpose: The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of a low-volume repeated power ability (RPA) training program on repeated-sprint and change of direction (COD) ability and functional jumping performance. Methods: Twenty-two male elite young basketball players (age:16.2 ± 1.2 years; height:190.0 ± 10.0 cm; body mass:82.9 ± 10.1 kg) were randomly assigned either to a repeated power (RPA;n=11) or a control group (CON;n=11). RPA training, performed in the leg press exercise, adding twice a week a 6-week training program consisting of 1-2 blocks of 5 sets x 5 repetitions with 20 s of passive recovery between-sets and 3-min between-blocks with the load that maximized power output. Before and after training, performance was assessed by repeated sprint ability (RSA) test, a repeated COD ability test, a hop for distance and a drop jump followed by a double hop with right and left leg tests. Results: Within-group and between-group differences showed substantial improvements on slowest (RSAs) and mean time (RSAm) on RSA, best, slowest and mean time on repeated COD ability, and unilateral right and left hop in RPA group in comparison to CON. While best time on RSA showed no improvement in any group, there was a large relationship (r=0.68, CI90%:0.43;0.84) between the relative decrement in RSAm and RSAs suggesting a better sprint maintenance in the RPA training. The relative improvement in best and mean repeated COD ability were very largely correlated (r=0.89, CI90%:0.77;0.94). Conclusions: Six-weeks of low-volume (4-14 min/week) RPA training improved several physical fitness tests in basketball players.
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