Group versus Individualised Minimum Velocity Thresholds in the Prediction of Maximal Strength in Trained Female Athletes

Elias J. G. Caven, Tom J. E. Bryan, Amelia F. Dingley, Benjamin Drury, Amador Garcia-Ramos, Alejandro Perez-Castilla, Jorge Arede, John F. T. Fernandes

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Abstract

This study examined the accuracy of different velocity-based methods in the prediction of bench press and squat one-repetition maximum (1RM) in female athletes. Seventeen trained females (age 17.8 ± 1.3 years) performed an incremental loading test to 1RM on bench press and squat with the mean velocity being recorded. The 1RM was estimated from the load–velocity relationship using the multiple-(8 loads) and two-point (2 loads) methods and group and individual minimum velocity thresholds (MVT). No significant effect of method, MVT or interaction was observed for the two exercises (p > 0.05). For bench press and squat, all prediction methods demonstrated very large to nearly perfect correlations with respect to the actual 1RM (r range = 0.76 to 0.97). The absolute error (range = 2.1 to 3.8 kg) for bench press demonstrated low errors that were independent of the method and MVT used. For squat, the favorable group MVT errors for the multiple-and two-point methods (absolute error = 7.8 and 9.7 kg, respectively) were greater than the individual MVT errors (absolute error = 4.9 and 6.3 kg, respectively). The 1RM can be accurately predicted from the load–velocity relationship in trained females, with the two-point method offering a quick and less fatiguing alternative to the multiple-point method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e7811
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume17
Issue number21
Early online date26 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Agreement
  • Bench press
  • GymAware
  • One-repetition maximum
  • Squat
  • Velocity-based training

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