Title

Upper-body strength measures and pop-up performance of stronger and weaker surfers

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association

ISSN

1533-4287

PubMed ID

29239996

Publisher

Wolters Kluwer

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences / Centre for Exercise and Sport Science Research

RAS ID

26621

Comments

Originally published as : Parsonage, J., Secomb, J., Sheppard, J., Ferrier, B., Dowse, R., Nimphius, S. (2018). Upper-body strength measures and pop-up performance of stronger and weaker surfers in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, Advanced online publication, 1-28. Original article can be found here

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of the isometric push-up (IPU), dynamic push-up (DPU), and force plate pop-up (FP POP) as measures of upper-body isometric and dynamic strength qualities in surfing athletes. Furthermore, the study aimed to compare pop-up performance between stronger and weaker surfers. Eighteen female (n=9) and male (n=9) surfers (age=28.1±6.4 yrs, mass=69.6±10.4 kg, height=172.5±6.7 cm) completed a battery of upper-body strength assessments, of which exhibited high between-day reliability: (IPU, (CV%=4.7, ICC=0.96), DPU (CV%=5.0, ICC=0.90), FP POP (CV%=4.4, ICC=0.90). Participants were subsequently split into stronger (n=9) and weaker (n=9) surfers based on normalized peak force (PF) attained in the IPU. Pop-up performance was measured both in the water and during the FP POP, and was referred to as time to pop (TTP). Significant between group differences were observed for normalized PF during IPU (d=1.59, p

DOI

10.1519/JSC.0000000000002377

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