|Title of the paper:||Superior Training Specific Adaptations with an 8-week Yoak Push-up Training Program|
|Authors:||Lima, C., Li, Y., Low, J., Herat, N., Behm, D.|
|Institution:||Memorial University of Newfoundland|
|Department:||School of Human Kinetics and Recreation|
There are few progressive metastability training programs in the literature. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in strength, endurance, muscle activation and neuromuscular efficiency after an 8-week progressive, push-up training program under stable and unstable conditions.
Nineteen male and female recreationally-trained participants performed a twice per week, 8-week push-up training program, using either a relatively unstable suspension system
Both groups increased the number of push-up repetitions by 56%
with a greater number of push-ups performed during stable testing condition. The stable trained group when performing push-ups on the Yoak suspension system performed 153.3%, and 33.8% less repetitions than the Yoak trained group when performing push-ups on the Yoak or on the stable floor respectively
. Both groups increased MVIC forces <4.8%; p<0.05> from pre to post training. However, the Yoak MVIC forces exceeded the stable group by 9.2%
. For neuromuscular efficiency Yoak group decreased <30.4%; p=0.01> and stable group increased <97.8%; p=0.02> BB EMG activity from pre to post-training. AD and SA EMG activity decreased for Yoak group for both testing conditions. Only the stable group decreased <62.2%; p=0.04> SA EMG activity after the Yoak push-ups testing condition. Both training groups demonstrated decreases with the TB fatigue index from pre- to post-training. Nevertheless, Yoak group demonstrated 12.5%
lower fatigue index with TB and SA respectively than the stable group.
|Topic:||Training and Testing|
|Keyword I:||push-up training|
|Keyword II:||neuromuscular efficiency|
|Keyword III:||fatigue index|