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Comparison of the effects of an eight-week push-up program using stable versus unstable surfaces.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23316422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recently, the trend among physical training and rehabilitation professionals is the use of resistance exercise on unstable equipment in order to increase the effort of the agonist and stabilizing muscles. It is unknown if performing exercises on unstable surfaces provides a greater training stimulus as compared to training on a stable training surface. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to compare the effect that push-up training on stable and unstable surfaces had on strength performance in healthy young men.
METHODS: Thirty subjects with experience in resistance training participated in push-up training two days per week for eight weeks on one of three different surfaces: the floor (Tp), the T-Bow® (TBp) or the BOSU® (Bp).
RESULTS: Strength, as measured by one repetition maximum (1-RM) and muscle endurance, as measured by number of pushups performed did not improve significantly (p>0.05) for any of the intervention groups.
CONCLUSIONS: The addition of unstable surfaces in push-up training does not provide greater improvement in muscular strength and endurance than push up training performed on a stable surface in young men.
Iván Chulvi-Medrano; Esteban Martínez-Ballester; Laura Masiá-Tortosa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports physical therapy     Volume:  7     ISSN:  2159-2896     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Phys Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  2013-01-15     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101553140     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  586-94     Citation Subset:  -    
NowYou Personal Training Studio, Valencia, Spain.
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