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Predicting Power Output of Upper Body using the OMNI-RES Scale


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The main aim of this study was to determine the optimal training zone for maximum power output. This was to be achieved through estimating mean bar velocity of the concentric phase of a bench press using a prediction equation. The values for the prediction equation would be obtained using OMNI-RES scale values of different loads of the bench press exercise. Sixty males ( [...] voluntarily participated in the study and were tested using an incremental protocol on a Smith machine to determine one repetition maximum (1RM) in the bench press exercise. A linear regression analysis produced a strong correlation (r = -0.94) between rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and mean bar velocity (Velmean). The Pearson correlation analysis between real power output (PotReal) and estimated power (PotEst) showed a strong correlation coefficient of r = 0.77, significant at a level of p = 0.01. Therefore, the OMNI-RES scale can be used to predict Velmean in the bench press exercise to control the intensity of the exercise. The positive relationship between PotReal and PotEst allowed for the identification of a maximum power-training zone.









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  • CTS 642 Research Group Dept. of Physical Activity and Sport. University of Granada (Spain)
  • CTS 642 Research Group Dept. of Physical Activity and Sport. University of Granada (Spain)
  • CTS 642 Research Group Dept. of Physical Actiand Sport. University of Granada (Spain)
  • Department of Methodology of Behavioural Sciences. University of Granada (Spain) Department of Methodology of Behavioural Sciences. University of Granada (Spain)
  • Department of Methodology of Behavioural Sciences. University of Granada (Spain)
  • CTS 642 Research Group Dept. of Physical Activity and Sport. University of Granada (Spain)
  • CTS 642 Research Group Dept. of Physical Activity and Sport. University of Granada (Spain)
  • Department of Health and Physical Activity, Center for Exercise and Health-Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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