Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
James Navalta, Scott Lyons, Zac Callahan
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
Master of Science
The purpose of this study was to determine what effects compact periodization training (CPT) has on human performance measures of strength and power compared to linear periodization training (PT) over a short-term training cycle (8 weeks). The methods of this study involved seven male subjects (age: 21.14 ± .69 years, height: 70.21 ± 1.07 cm, and body weight: 85.63 ± 15.69 kg.) performing either CPT or PT protocols for a duration of eight weeks. The results showed CPT subjects improved significantly in he back squat and bench press, p=.005 and p=.004 respectively with a 39 percent change in back squat and 17.8 percent change in the bench press after eight weeks of training. In contrast, other PT studies have shown 25.7, 11.2 and 25.3 percent changes in back squat/leg press exercises after ten to twelve weeks of training. (Rhea et al., 2002; Wilder et al., 2002; Baker etal., 1994) These same studies only reported percent changes of 15.5 (Rhea et al., 2002) and 11.4 (baker et al., 1994) in the bench press exercise. The CPT subjects showed 8.3 percent change in vertical jump performance compared to the Baker et al. study of 3.8 percent. The conclusions suggest the CPT method of resistance training has the ability to provide significant strength benefits for strength and power athletes compared to linear periodization protocols of similar duration.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Sports Sciences
Tatum, Bryan, "Compact Training: An Undulating Periodization Protocol" (2008). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3448.