Title

The isometric push-up: What degree of elbow flexion elicits the greatest peak force

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

Comments

Originally published as Parsonage, J., Secomb, J.L., Sheppard, J.M., Ferrier, B.K., Dowse, R.A., & Nimphius, S. (2016). The isometric push-up: What degree of elbow flexion elicits the greatest peak force. Paper presented at the 2016 ASCA National ASCA Conference, November 4, 2016 , Melbourne. Available at The Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning. 24 (6.) 46.

Abstract

Introduction
Strength assessments utilising a single isometric contraction have become favourable with strength and conditioning practitioners, as they can be time efficient and minimize injury risk. To our knowledge, one study has previously investigated the isometric push up in assessing upper body peak force (PF) production (CV% = 3.4, ICC = 0.98). The purpose of the study was to investigate what degree of elbow flexion elicited the greatest PF during the isometric push up.

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