Short-Term Effects of “Composite” Training on Strength, Jump, and Sprint Performance in Hurling Players
Byrne, Paul J.
Moody, Jeremy A.
National Strength & Conditioning Association
MetadataShow full item record
The purpose of this study was to compare the short-term effects of “composite” training to sprint training on strength, jump, and sprint acceleration performance in hurling players. A randomized counterbalanced group design with baseline test, pretest and post-test measures was used. Twenty-five hurling players volunteered to participate and 21 completed the study. Subjects were divided into a “composite” (COMP group, n = 10) or a sprint training (SPRINT group, n = 11) group. Both groups trained twice per week for 7 weeks with the SPRINT group performing 6 repetitions of 20 m sprints and the COMP group completing 6 repetitions (1 repetition = 3 bounce drop jumps [BDJs] with a 20 m sprint after 15 seconds recovery). Significant differences existed pretraining to post-training for the COMP group for BDJ contact time (−7.25%; p = 0.05) and countermovement jump (CMJ) variables (height: 7.43%, p = 0.006; force: 5.24%, p = 0.05; power: 15.11%, p = 0.001). No significant differences were found between groups at baseline and for group by time interactions. Significant improvements were observed pretraining to post-training in both groups for the following: absolute 3 repetition maximum (3RM) back squat strength (12.73–17.62%, p = 0.01), 5 m (5.74–9.49%, p = 0.006–0.04), 10 m (4.27–5.59%, p = 0.007–0.02), and 20 m (3.35–3.98%, p = 0.003–0.01). In conclusion, “composite” training is effective in enhancing fast stretch-shortening cycle efficiency inducing CMJ force and power augmentation. However, “composite” and sprint training are effective training approaches for enhancing maximal strength and sprint performance in a time efficient manner in hurling players.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research;
Byrne, P.J., Moody, J.A., Cooper, S.M., Farrell, E. and Kinsella, S. (2020) 'Short-Term Effects of “Composite” Training on Strength, Jump, and Sprint Performance in Hurling Players', The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003820
Article published in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research available at https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003820
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
- Sport Research Groups 
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Neuromuscular and Bounce Drop-Jump Responses to Different Inter-Repetition Rest Intervals during A Composite Training Session in Hurling Players Byrne, Paul J.; Moody, Jeremy A.; Cooper, Stephen-Mark; Kinsella, Sharon (Eleyon, 2018-11-29)The purposes of this study were to a) compare a 4-min to an 8-min rest interval between composite training (jump-sprint combination) repetitions in a single session to allow for the recovery of neuromuscular and bounce ...
Exell, Timothy A.; Gittoes, Marianne J.R.; Irwin, Gareth; Kerwin, David G. (Elsevier, 2012)Gait asymmetry analyses are beneficial from clinical, coaching and technology perspectives. Quantifying overall athlete asymmetry would be useful in allowing comparisons between participants, or between asymmetry and other ...
Acute effects of ‘composite’ training on neuromuscular and fast stretch-shortening cycle drop-jump performance in hurling players Byrne, Paul J.; Moody, Jeremy A.; Cooper, Stephen-Mark; Kinsella, Sharon (National Strength & Conditioning Association, 2019-07-29)“Composite” training is a term developed by the authors and defined as the combination of a plyometric exercise with an explosive activity such as a sprint run, performed as a “combined repetition”/session. The purposes ...