Effects of dynamic warm-up with and without a weighted vest on lower extremity power performance of high school male athletes.

Journal Article

This study examined lower extremity power performance, using the Margaria-Kalamen Power Test, after a dynamic warm-up with (resisted) and without (nonresisted) a weighted vest. Sixteen (n = 16) high school male football players, ages 14-18 years, participated in 2 randomly ordered testing sessions. One session involved performing the team's standard dynamic warm-up while wearing a vest weighted at 5% of the individual athlete's body weight before performing 3 trials of the Margaria-Kalamen Power Test. The second session involved performing the same dynamic warm-up without wearing a weighted vest before performing 3 trials of the Margaria-Kalamen Power Test. The warm-up performed by the athletes consisted of various lower extremity dynamic movements over a 5-minute period. No significant difference was found in power performance between the resisted and nonresisted dynamic warm-up protocols (p > 0.05). The use of a dynamic warm-up with a vest weighted at 5% of the athlete's body weight was not advantageous for increasing lower extremity power output in this study. The results of this study suggest that resisted dynamic warm-up protocols may not augment the production of power performance in high school football players.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reiman, MP; Peintner, AM; Boehner, AL; Cameron, CN; Murphy, JR; Carter, JW

Published Date

  • December 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 3387 - 3395

PubMed ID

  • 21088550

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4287

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181f159bd

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States