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Comparison of Dynamic Push-Up Training and Plyometric Push-Up Training on Upper-Body Power and Strength.

VOSSEN, JEFFERY F.; KRAMER, JOHN E; BURKE, DARREN G.; VOSSEN, DEBORAH P.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare dynamic pushup (DPU) and plyometric push-up (PPU) training programs on 2 criterion measures: (a) the distance achieved on a sitting, 2-handed medicine ball put, and (b) the maximum weight for 1 repetition of a sitting, 2-handed chest press. Thirty-five healthy women completed 18 training sessions over a 6-week period, with training time and repetitions matched for the DPU (n = 17) and PPU (n = 18) groups. Dynamic push-ups were completed from the knees, using a 2-second-up-2-second-down cadence. Plyometric push-ups were also completed from the knees, with the subjects allowing themselves to fall forward onto their hands and then propelling themselves upward and back to the starting position, with 1 push-up completed every 4 seconds. The PPU group experienced significantly greater improvements than the DPU group on the medicine ball put (p = 0.03). There was no significant difference between groups for the chest press, although the PPU group experienced greater increases.

(C) 2000 National Strength and Conditioning Association

 

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