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Influence of familiarization on a backward, overhead medicine ball explosive power test.
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PMID:  16440508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the influence of familiarization with the backward, overhead medicine ball throw test of explosive power. Male rugby players (N = 28) aged 15 to 16 (M +/- SD = 15.1 +/- 0.5) years completed the medicine ball throw six times. Repeated measures ANOVA indicated that the distance thrown differed across trials (F5,135 = 12.83, p < 0.01). Least significant differences post hoc multiple comparisons revealed significant differences between a number of trials; however, no significant difference was evident between the fifth and sixth trials (Mdiff = .005, p > 0.05). Typical error of measurement became less as trials progressed, with the typical error of measurement being 0.10 m between the fifth and sixth trials indicating little within subject variation between medicine ball throws following a familiarization period. The backward, overhead medicine ball throw may be a practical, reliable method to assess total body, explosive power of male teen-aged rugby players; however, completion of at least 5 to 6 practice trials is suggested for participants to obtain a stable score.
Michael J Duncan; Yahya Al-Nakeeb; Alan M Nevill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in sports medicine (Print)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1543-8627     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Sports Med     Publication Date:    2005 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-30     Completed Date:  2006-03-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101167637     Medline TA:  Res Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Education and Sports Studies, Newman College of Higher Education, Birmingham, England.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test / standards*
Football / physiology
Physical Fitness / physiology
Reproducibility of Results

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