Using additional eccentric loads to increase concentric performance in the bench throw

Sheppard, Jeremy M. and Young, Kieran (2010) Using additional eccentric loads to increase concentric performance in the bench throw. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24 10: 2853-2856. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e2731b

Author Sheppard, Jeremy M.
Young, Kieran
Title Using additional eccentric loads to increase concentric performance in the bench throw
Journal name Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1064-8011
Publication date 2010-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e2731b
Volume 24
Issue 10
Start page 2853
End page 2856
Total pages 4
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The purpose of this study was to determine whether superior concentric
performance could be achieved in the bench throw with the use
of additional eccentric loads. Fourteen male subjects performed
bench throws in a smith machine with an eccentric–
concentric load of 40-kg (40–40), and 40-kg concentric with
additional eccentric loads of 20 (60–40), 30 (70–40), and
40 kg (80–40). A linear position transducer was used to record
displacement–time characteristics, allowing for determination
of maximum displacement of the barbell. Differences between
the conditions were accepted when p ,< 0.05. Barbell
displacements in the 60- to 40-, 70- to 40-, and 80- to 40-kg
eccentric–concentric conditions were all significantly greater
than for the 40- to 40-kg eccentric–concentric equated load
condition, but no significant difference was observed between
each eccentric–concentric load condition. Superior concentric
peak barbell displacement can be achieved with additional
eccentric loads in the 40-kg bench throw when compared to an
equated eccentric–concentric 40- to 40-kg condition, possibly
because of greater muscle tension and crossbridging during
the eccentric action. Strength and conditioning coaches can
use accentuated eccentric load bench throws to elicit greater
concentric bench throw performance in athletes.
© 2010 National Strength and Conditioning Association
Keyword Strength
Upper body
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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