THE EFFECT OF A COMMERCIALIZED ENERGY SYSTEM TRAINING PROGRAM ON COLLEGIATE DIVISION I BASKETBALL PLAYERS
Seth M. SieversƗ1, Ryan J. JohnsonƗ1, & Jason D. Wagganerǂ1. 1Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.
Heart rate (HR) has been shown to be a valid and reliable indicator of exercise intensity. Using heart rate to dictate exercise intensity and recovery time is a very popular means of training. It provides a more direct method of determining level of exertion than other widely used methods such as running speed or Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE). While there are many ways to accurately measure heart rate, wearable monitoring systems (i.e., Polar®, Fitbit®, etc.) are easy to use and affordable. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of utilizing heart rate training zones (as opposed to simply using body weight, speed, or RPE) to determine optimal recovery/exercise intervals in female collegiate basketball players during the off-season. METHODS: Division I women’s basketball players (n=10, Wt: 71+16.67 kg) performed a twelve week off-season (i.e., summer) conditioning program, focused on repeated short-distance sprints, with HR assessed by a commercialized wearable monitoring system (Polar Team 2 System). Sprint training consisted of ten minutes of twenty meter down-and-back sprints, with repeats conducted every time HR dropped to 130 beats per minute (bpm). Body weight, vertical jump, power output, standing long jump, ten-yard sprint, four jump score (including ground time) were assessed before and after the program. RESULTS: Paired sample t tests showed a significant increase in body weight (2.59+18.37 kg, p=0.011), vertical jump (2.21+4.98 cm, p =0.039), power output (229.86+305.77 W, p=0.005), four jump test power factor (0.28+0.16, p=0.01), and decrease in four jump ground time (-0.052+0.26 sec, p=0.013). CONCLUSION: The short-distance repeated sprint conditioning program was shown to increase strength and power outcome measures in collegiate female basketball players using a target recovery HR (i.e., 130 bpm) supported by past research. Though previous research on college-aged athletes is scarce and relatively inconclusive, this study yielded promising results for the future of heart rate training zone training as a means of improving strength and power outcomes.
Sievers, SM; Johnson, RJ; and Wagganer, JD
"THE EFFECT OF A COMMERCIALIZED ENERGY SYSTEM TRAINING PROGRAM ON COLLEGIATE DIVISION I BASKETBALL PLAYERS,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 11:
5, Article 26.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol11/iss5/26