Loading range for the development of peak power in the close-grip bench press versus the traditional bench press

Lockie, Robert, Callaghan, Samuel J., Orjalo, Ashley and Moreno, Matthew (2018) Loading range for the development of peak power in the close-grip bench press versus the traditional bench press. Sports, 6(3), p. 97. ISSN (online) 2075-4663

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The close-grip bench press (CGBP) is a variation of the traditional bench press (TBP) that uses a narrower grip (~95% biacromial distance) and has application for athletes performing explosive arm actions where the hands are positioned close to the torso. Limited research has investigated CGBP peak power. Twenty-six strength-trained individuals completed a one-repetition maximum TBP and CGBP. During two other sessions, subjects completed two repetitions as explosively as possible with loads from 20% to 90% for each exercise, with peak power measured by a linear position transducer. A factorial ANOVA calculated between- and within-exercise differences in peak power. Partial correlations controlling for sex determined relationships between absolute and relative strength and peak power load. Peak power for the TBP occurred at 50% 1RM, and 30% 1RM for the CGBP. There were no significant (p = 0.680) differences between peak power at each load when comparing the TBP and CGBP. For the within-exercise analysis, there were generally no significant differences in TBP and CGBP peak power for the 20–50% 1RM loads. There were no significant relationships between strength and peak power load (p = 0.100–0.587). A peak power loading range of 20–50% 1RM for the TBP and CGBP is suggested for strength-trained individuals

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Sports-related studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry
Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 11:23
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 11:23
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030097
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/42020

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