Rotational flywheel training in youth female team sport athletes: could inter-repetition movement variability be beneficial?

Arede, Jorge, Gonzalo-Skok, Oliver, Bishop, Chris ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-1287, Schollhorn, Wolfgang and Leite, Nuno (2020) Rotational flywheel training in youth female team sport athletes: could inter-repetition movement variability be beneficial? Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness . ISSN 0022-4707 (doi:10.23736/S0022-4707.20.10962-9)

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of an inter-repetition variable rotational flywheel training program (Variable) over standard rotational flywheel training (Standard).

Methods: Twenty-four youth female team-sports players were randomly assigned to both training groups (Variable, n = 12; Standard, n = 12), which consisted of 1 set of 3 rotational flywheel exercises x 10-12 repetitions, biweekly for a period of 6-weeks. The participants included in Variable group were instructed to perform the movement randomly in one of the three directions (0º, 45º right, and 45º left). Measurements included reactive strength, jumping, change of direction, and sprinting tests; patellar tendon condition was also assessed.

Results: Substantial improvements were found in vertical jump with left leg (16.9%), lateral jump with right leg (13.6%), and patellar condition in left leg (4.1%) for Standard group, but also in reactive strength index in right leg landing (33.9%), vertical jump with right (10.1%) and left leg (12.0%) for Variable group. A significant interaction effect (group x time) was observed on patellar condition in right leg (F = 10.02, p < 0.01, η 2 = 0.37), favoring Variable group.

Conclusions: Rotational flywheel training programs were beneficial for youth-female team-sports athletes, although the movement variability may play a key role to develop different and specific physical adaptations.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 30601
Notes on copyright: This is a postprint version of the article published in Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. This version is free to view and download to private research and study only. Not for redistribution or re-use. ©Edizioni Minerva Medica. The final published article is available online on Minerva Medica website at https://doi.org/10.23736/S0022-4707.20.10962-9. Cite this article as: Arede J, Gonzalo-Skok O, Bishop C, Schöllhorn WI, Leite N. Rotational flywheel training in youth female team sport athletes: could inter-repetition movement variability be beneficial? J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2020 Jun 30. DOI: 10.23736 / S0022-4707.20.10962-9
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Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 11:10
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 21:02
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30601

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