Acute effects and short-term adaptations following different strength and power-oriented resistance training protocols in basketball players
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Author/sTrindade de Freitas, Tomás
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Subject/sFisiología del Movimiento
Fisiología del Ejercicio
Basketball is a team-sport that incorporates aerobic and anaerobic metabolic processes characterized by intermittent high-intensity actions such as jumping, sprinting, shuffling or changing direction. In the recent years, there has been a clear increase in the physical demand of the competition due to changes in regulations and tactical evolution of the game, which emphasizes the need for the development of physical qualities in modern basketball. As a consequence, strength and conditioning (S&C) programs have become common practice in this sport with the main aim of improving muscular strength and power, balance, coordination and overall athletic performance but also to minimize injury risk. In order to achieve this, different resistance training programs are utilized during the off-season, pre-season and in-season periods. Amongst the several methods used by S&C coaches, heavy resistance circuit training (HRC), power circuit training (PCT), complex training (CT) and optimal load trai...