Studying the Advanced Exercise Systems on Increasing Muscle Strength in Powerlifting Athletes

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 1351-12THCONG
Department of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran
Application of strength training systems is an important factor for all athletes. Also, introducing of these training systems could cause to increase of coaches’ knowledge.
The present study aims at investigating the comparison and effect of 8 weeks of Pyramid Training, Reverse Pyramid Training and dual pyramid loading pattern exercise on increasing the professional and semi-professional powerlifters.
In this quasi-experimental study, the subjects comprised 45 professional and semi-professional powerlifting athletes, with a mean age of 29.38 years who participated in at least one provincial or national competition. The statistical methods used in the descriptive statistics were mean and standard deviation, and in the inferential statistics were K-S test, one-way variance and T-Test. Subjects were assigned into 3 groups of 15 professionals and 3 semi-professional groups of 15. Each group performed 8 Pyramid trainings (15 persons), partial reverse pyramid (15 persons) and dual pyramid loading patterns (15 persons), for 8 weeks of 3 sessions.
The results indicated that in both methods of pyramid training and partial reverse pyramid training in both professional and semi-professional groups, there was a significant increase in chest muscle strength. In addition, the pyramid strength training method with dual loading pattern, although associated with a significant increase in athletic chest muscle strength in professionals, but this finding was not significant for semi-professional athletes.
Using the advanced training systems with biomotor factors can enhance the performance of athletes. Also, creativity in implementing training systems can be more effective given the variety of microcycles and individual characteristics of the athlete.