A comparison of peak power in the shoulder press and shoulder throw

Dalziel, W. M., Neal, R. J. and Watts, M. C. (2002) A comparison of peak power in the shoulder press and shoulder throw. Journal of Science And Medicine In Sport, 5 3: 229-235. doi:10.1016/S1440-2440(02)80007-X

Author Dalziel, W. M.
Neal, R. J.
Watts, M. C.
Title A comparison of peak power in the shoulder press and shoulder throw
Journal name Journal of Science And Medicine In Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-2440
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1440-2440(02)80007-X
Volume 5
Issue 3
Start page 229
End page 235
Total pages 7
Editor B. Abernethy
Place of publication Belconnen, ACT
Publisher Sports Medicine Australia
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321405 Sports Medicine
780199 Other
Abstract The ability to generate peak power is central for performance in many sports. Currently two distinct resistance training methods are used to develop peak power, the heavy weight/slow velocity and light weight/fast velocity regimes. When using the light weight/fast velocity power training method it was proposed that peak power would be greater in a shoulder throw exercise compared with a normal shoulder press. Nine males performed three lifts in the shoulder press and shoulder throw at 30% and 40% of their one repetition maximum (1RM). These lifts were performed identically, except for the release of the bar in the throw condition. A potentiometer attached to the bar measured displacement and duration of the lifts. The time of bar release in the shoulder throw was determined with a pressure switch. ANOVA was used to examine statistically significant differences where the level of acceptance was set at p <0.05. Peak power was found to be significantly greater in the shoulder throw at 30% of 1 RM condition [F, (1, 23) =2.325 p <0.05) and at 40% of 1 RM [F, (1, 23) =2.905 p <0.05) compared to values recorded for the respective shoulder presses. Peak power was also greater in the 30% of 1 RM shoulder throw (510 +/- 103W) than in the 40% of 1 RM shoulder press (471 +/- 96W). Peak power was produced significantly later in the shoulder throw versus the shoulder press. This differing power reflected a greater bar velocity of the shoulder throw at both assigned weights compared with the shoulder press.
Keyword Sport Sciences
Bench Press
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 2 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 14 Aug 2007, 17:57:25 EST