Effects of different inertial load settings on power output using a flywheel leg curl exercise and its inter-session reliability

Piqueras-Sanchiz, Francisco, Sabido, Rafael, Raya-González, Javier, Madruga-Parera, Marc, Romero-Rodríguez, Daniel, Beato, Marco, de Hoyo, Moisés, Nakamura, Fabio Yuzo, and Hernández-Davó, Jose Luis (2020) Effects of different inertial load settings on power output using a flywheel leg curl exercise and its inter-session reliability. Journal of Human Kinetics, 74 (1). pp. 215-226.

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Abstract

This study aimed to analyze the influence of the inertial load on both concentric and eccentric power output production during the flywheel leg curl exercise, and to assess the reliability of power output variables. Sixteen participants (8 males, 8 females) attended 4 testing sessions. During testing, participants performed one set of eight repetitions using a specific inertial load (0.083, 0.132, 0.182, 0.266 and 0.350 kg·m2) with a flywheel leg curl exercise. Concentric (CON) power, eccentric (ECC) power and the ECC/CON ratio were analyzed. The reliability analysis between sessions was performed. A significant interaction of inertia load x gender was found in CON power (p < 0.001) and in ECC power (p = 0.004), but not in the ECC/CON ratio (p = 0.731). A significant with-in (inertia loads) effect was found in CON power (p < 0.001) and in ECC power (p < 0.001), but not in the ECC/CON ratio (p = 0.096). CON power showed very high reliability scores, ECC power showed high to very high reliability scores, while the ECC/CON ratio ranged from poor to moderate. A significant between gender effect was found in CON power (p < 0.001) and in ECC power (p < 0.001), but not in the ECC/CON ratio (p = 0.752). This study is the first to report that power output in the flywheel leg curl exercise is altered by the inertia load used, as well as power output is different according to gender. CON and ECC power output presents high to very high reliability scores, and the ECC/CON ratio should not be used instead. These results can have important practical implications for testing and training prescription in sports.

Item ID: 66743
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1899-7562
Keywords: eccentric overload, hamstring muscles, iso-inertial, resistance training
Copyright Information: © Editorial Committee of Journal of Human Kinetics. Open Access Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Funders: Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MCIU), Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI), Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
Date Deposited: 11 May 2021 06:32
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420702 Exercise physiology @ 100%
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