Effects of flywheel training on strength-related variables in female populations. A systematic review

Raya-González, Javier ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3570-7159, de Keijzer, Kevin L., Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-1287 and Beato, Marco (2022) Effects of flywheel training on strength-related variables in female populations. A systematic review. Research in Sports Medicine, 30 (4) . pp. 353-370. ISSN 1543-8627 [Article] (doi:10.1080/15438627.2020.1870977)

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This study aimed to evaluate the effect of flywheel training on female populations, report practical recommendations for practitioners based on the currently available evidence, underline the limitations of current literature, and establish future research directions. Studies were searched through the electronic databases (PubMed, SPORTDiscus, and Web of Science) following the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis statement guidelines. The methodological quality of the seven studies included in this review ranged from 10 to 19 points (good to excellent), with an average score of 14-points (good). These studies were carried out between 2004 and 2019 and comprised a total of 100 female participants. The training duration ranged from 5 weeks to 24 weeks, with volume ranging from 1 to 4 sets and 7 to 12 repetitions, and frequency ranged from 1 to 3 times a week. The contemporary literature suggests that flywheel training is a safe and time-effective strategy to enhance physical outcomes with young and elderly females. With this information, practitioners may be inclined to prescribe flywheel training as an effective countermeasure for injuries or falls and as potent stimulus for physical enhancement.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 31826
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research in Sports Medicine on 05 Jan 2021, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15438627.2020.1870977
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Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 16:08
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2023 20:00
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31826

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