Test-retest reliability of an explosive push-up as a measure of upper body power.

Robert Miller, Rodney Kennedy

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the test-retest reliability of force-time derived parameters of an explosive push up. Seven highly strength trained males participated in two independent trials, separated by 48 hours, and completed six maximal effort explosive push up trials on dual mounted Kistler force platforms. Subsequently, various performance parameters were calculated. Systematic and random error was assessed to evaluate intersession reliability, together with coefficient of variation (CV) and typical error (TE). No systematic bias was detected between trials for any parameter. Moderate to high reliability was observed for the majority of variables (CV= 0.7-8.7%), with the exception of peak displacement and contact time (CV= 13.8-15.8%). Average and peak force and power measures exhibited the highest reliability (CV= 0.1-8.7%). Findings establish that selected force platform derived kinetic and kinematic parameters of an explosive push up are reliable in highly strength-trained individuals.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages0
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
EventUKSCA's 11th Annual Conference - Chesford Grange, Warwickshire, England
Duration: 1 Aug 2015 → …

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ConferenceUKSCA's 11th Annual Conference
Period1/08/15 → …

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Body Weights and Measures
Reproducibility of Results
Biomechanical Phenomena

Keywords

  • plyometric
  • strength
  • testing

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Miller, R & Kennedy, R 2015, Test-retest reliability of an explosive push-up as a measure of upper body power. in Unknown Host Publication. UKSCA's 11th Annual Conference, 1/08/15.

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Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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