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Title: Effects of a Velocity-Based Complex Training Program in Young Female Artistic Roller Skating Athletes
Authors: Rebelo, André
Pereira, João R. 
Martinho, Diogo V. 
Valente-dos-Santos, João 
Keywords: French Contrast Method; explosive strength; reactive strength index; load-velocity profile; figure skating; postactivation performance enhancement
Issue Date: Mar-2023
Publisher: Termedia Publishing House Ltd.
Serial title, monograph or event: Journal of Human Kinetics
Volume: 86
Issue: 1
Abstract: Complex training consists of a near maximal strength effort followed by a biomechanically similar explosive exercise. One of many complex training methods that have been proposed is the French Contrast Method. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of the French Contrast Method on maximal strength and power of young female artistic roller skating athletes with the help of velocity-based training to prescribe the intervention program. Eighteen female artistic roller skating athletes, divided into an experimental group (EG) and a control group (CG), participated in this study. The EG performed complex training via the French Contrast Method. The CG did not perform any additional training besides their regular roller skating practices. All participants were tested on the 1-RM back squat and hip thrust, the load-velocity profile assessment of both exercises previously stated, the countermovement jump, and the drop jump. A significant increase in mean concentric velocity (MCV) of the hip thrust exercise from 10 to 60% of 1-RM in the EG was observed. Significant differences between groups were observed for the MCV of the hip thrust from 10 to 90% of 1-RM. There were also significant increases in the 1-RM back squat and 1-RM hip thrust over time in the EG. For the vertical jump variables, there were significant differences between groups for both contact time and the reactive strength index with and without an arm swing. The results of this study suggest that a 6-week training intervention with the use of the French Contrast Method can significantly improve maximal strength and power.
ISSN: 1640-5544
DOI: 10.5114/jhk/159654
Rights: openAccess
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