2018, Volume 14
Effect of dynamic and static strength training using Thera-Band® on elite athletes muscular strength
Sercan Karakurt1, Eser Aggon1
1College of Physical Education and Sports, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey
Author for correspondence: Eser Aggon; College of Physical Education and Sports, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background and Study Aim: Many training scientists have concentrated on alternative models and materials to find the most efficient way to develop the strength for the last few decades. Thera-Band® is an alternative training tool used to enhance some motoric characteristics (flexibility and strength) by the athletes. The aim of the study is the knowledge about the effects of dynamic and static strength exercises when applied with Thera-Band® on the athlete’s strength indicators.
Material and Methods: Twenty boxers, at an elite level, participated the research and were divided into two groups varied as dynamic and static exercise, thus they were exposed to dynamic and static contraction force exercises with Thera-Band® for 8 weeks, 3 days a week. BMI, hand claw strength and back-leg strength tests were performed in the pre-and post-training processes.
Results: A significant increase was encountered in all kinds of strength measurements for the dynamic strength group at the end of the first training (p<0.05). After the applications for the eight weeks. Significant increases were seen in the athletes performing static strength training in their left-hand claw, back-leg and leg strength values. In comparing the general performances of the athletes, the results showed that there was not any, significant differences between the two participant groups.
Conclusions: Especially in the sports branches, in which the strength is crucial, it was determined that the strength might increase in dynamic and static applications by determining the training with right resistance levels with the Thera-Band®, which has increasing popularity nowadays. From this point, it can be expressed that Thera-Band® exercises can be used not only for rehabilitation purposes but also to increase the strength of the athletes performing performance sports.
Key words: hand grip, boxers, BMI, performance