Performance Enhancement Following a Strength and Injury Prevention Program: A 26-Week Individualized and Supervised Intervention in Adolescent Female Volleyball Players
2011 (English)In: International journal of sports science & coaching, ISSN 1747-9541, E-ISSN 2048-397X, Vol. 6, no 3, 399-417 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 26-weekindividualized and supervised strength and injury prevention program onperformance enhancement in young female volleyball players whocompleted resistance training with either a supervised and individualizedtraining program (experimental group, n=10) or an unsupervised nonindividualizedtraining program (control group, n=17). Exposure and injurydata were collected during the 2006-2007 season (baseline season) andthe 26-week program was conducted during the 2007-2008 season(intervention season). All players were tested for physical performance. Atpost-test, the players in the experimental group had improved significantlymore than the players in the control group for squat (p<0.0001), benchpress (p=0.048), push-ups (p=0.02) and sit-ups (p<0.0001) but not for thevertical jump test. Thirty-five percent (6/17) of the players from the controlgroup and 80% (8/10) of the players in the experimental group completedthe resistance training with compliance of no less than 50%. The presentstudy shows the importance of individualization and supervision forresistance training in young female athletes when it comes to compliance,strength gains and performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 6, no 3, 399-417 p.
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject Natural Science, Medicine; Social Sciences, Sport Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51282OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-51282DiVA: diva2:913960