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    • The Influence of Six Weeks of Complex Training Employing Squats Combined with Countermovement Squat Jumps and Kettlebell Swings Combined with Countermovement Squat Jumps on Vertical Jump Performance By Chad Ethan Smith A master’s project submitted...
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    • Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Complex Training on lower body power, measured by vertical jump, following a six week program. Furthermore, the project was also aimed at determining whether it matters that the first...
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    • neuromuscular state observed immediately after a session of heavy resistance exercise (Robbins, 2005). If biomechanically similar explosive power exercises are performed while the muscles are in this potentiated state, an individual may see an...
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    • on the acute effects of heavy-load squats on sprint performance. The participants in the study were timed in a 40 meter dash 4 minutes after performing three repetitions of 90% 1RM squats. These results were compared to two other tests. Both...
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    • program. The results of the study indicated that CT may provide equal if not greater improvements in performance than the other two programs. Each study on CT appears to raise more questions about how to organize a proper training regimen in order...
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    • the countermovement jumps and ballistic bench throws after a warm-up without performing a heavy resistance exercise before. In the next training session, as a complex pair, 3 RM squats followed by seven countermovement jumps were tested. In another...
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    • jump. The project was also aimed at determining whether it matters that the first exercise in the complex set is a strength or power exercise, such as Kettlebell Swings. Methodology Participants. Thirty-six recreationally trained men and women...
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    • (squats/kettlebell swings) and the plyometric exercise (countermovement squat jumps). Subjects were allowed to miss no more than two nonconsecutive training days. Missing two consecutive training sessions or more than two nonconsecutive training...
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    • Docherty, D., Robbins, D., & Hodgson, M. (2004). Complex training revisited: A review of its current status as a viable training approach. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 26, 52-57. Dodd, D., & Alvar, B. (2007). Analysis of acute explosive...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 22 Vertical Jump Test The participants stood just below the spindles of the Vertec® device and reached their dominant arm up. While remaining flat-footed, the Vertec® was adjusted so that the...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 23 tape was placed on the floor for a consistent starting point. The athlete started with their toes just behind the line of tape. They performed a squatting countermovement and then jumped as...
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    • STRENGTH TRAINING ON DANCERS’ JUMP AND BALANCE 43 Koutedakis, Y., Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, A., & Metsios, G. (2005). The significance of muscular strength in dance. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 9(1), 29-34. Leard, J. S., Cirillo, M. A.,...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance Definitions • Accelerative-power- The ability to obtain high speed over a relatively short distance (Bompa & Carrera, 2005, p. 12). This athletic quality will be measured utilizing the...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance standing long jump, vertical jump, and 40 yard dash tests, each quality of the long and triple jump can be assessed without expensive and specialized laboratory equipment. Muscular power is an...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance Hoffman, J., Tenenbaum, G., Maresh, C., & Kraemer, W. (1996). Relationship between athletic performance tests and playing time in elite college basketball players. Journal of Strength and...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance Appendix C: The Vertical Jump Test Equipment: • A smooth wall with a ceiling higher than the highest jumper’s jump height • A flat floor with good traction • Chalk of a different color than the...
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    • Field Testing as Short Term Predictors of Performance Appendix D: The Standing Long Jump Test Equipment: • A flat jumping area at least 20 feet in length, which can be a gym floor, artificial turf, grass field, or a track • A tape measure at least...
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    • DECLARATIVE KNOWLEDGE AND ACCELERATION 27 Inter-tester reliability was also crucial for reliability and validity of the test. Each tester waited for the participant to get into their running position and hold that position without moving for two...

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