International Journal of Exercise Science 10(8): 1105-1115, 2017. Biofeedback is a method of controlling normally automatic bodily functions by monitoring and training to acquire voluntary control over them (13). The purpose of this study was to determine if a heart-rate variability training program utilizing the emWave biofeedback device could increase performance on a simple strength task. Participants (n = 18) were randomly assigned to one of three groups and data were collected for a period of seven weeks. Data collection consisted of participants receiving training (experimental and alternate groups) or no training (control group), followed by a chest press one repetition maximum (1-RM) assessment. A repeated measures ANOVA was conducted to assess group differences in chest press 1-RM improvement over time. While all three groups improved in chest press 1-RM over time, there were no significant differences between groups. Future directions and implications of this research for athletes and coaches are discussed.
Wakefield, Joann C. and Shipherd, Amber M.
"The Effect of Biofeedback Training on One Repetition Maximum Chest Press Performance,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 10
8, Pages 1105 - 1115.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol10/iss8/2