Samband mellan överkroppsstyrka och prestation i skidspåret hos svenska längdskidåkande juniorer.
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Previous research has identified strength as a key factor for performance in cross-country skiing. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between upper body strength and performance in swedish junior cross-country skiers. 33 swedish young men and 23 young women age 17,3 ± 1,0 years volunteered to participate in specific tests during a summer training camp were they completed a test battery consisting of bench press and bench pull. The strength variables obtained were correlated with FIS-points (International Ski Federation´s ranking points for distance and sprint performance) used as the performance indicator. Correlations were performed by Spearman´s rank correlation coefficient for all variables. The results showed that FIS-points for sprint correlated significantly with both bench press and bench pull. No significant correlation was found between FIS-points for distance and bench pull. These results may predict performance for cross-country skiers and indicate a justification for increased proportion of strength training.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 14 p.
Benchpress, Benchpull, FIS-ponits sprint, FIS-points distance
Bänkpress, bänkdrag, FIS-poäng sprint, FIS-poäng distans
Other Medical Sciences Sport and Fitness Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121956OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-121956DiVA: diva2:935649
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