The acute effect of combined preconditioning strategies on anaerobic performance and physiological parameters in amateur soccer players


Acta Medica Mediterranea, vol.35, no.3, pp.1251-1255, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2019_3_191
  • Journal Name: Acta Medica Mediterranea
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1251-1255
  • Keywords: Post-activation potentiation, Ischemic preconditioning, Hormonal preconditioning, POST-ACTIVATION POTENTIATION, POSTACTIVATION POTENTIATION, EXERCISE, POWER
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2019 A. CARBONE Editore. All rights reserved.Introduction: The use of preconditioning strategies (PConSt) alone has a positive impact on performance. The aim of this study will be to understand the effects of combined preconditioning strategies on performance. Materials and methods: The following PConSt were combined: morning resistance exercise (MRE), active warm-up (AW-U), hormonal preconditioning (HP), post-activation potentiation (PAP) and ischemic preconditioning (IPC). Seventeen recreational active male (age: 24.45 ± 3.55 years, height: 181.26 ± 5.76 cm, body weight: 79.82± 2.33 kg) volunteered for this study. The Wingate anaerobic power and capacity test (WAnT) was used to determine anaerobic performance. All participants were randomly assigned to pre-test, PConSt and Sham interventions. For the PConSt group, MRE, IP, AW-U, HP and PAP were implemented sequentially before the WAnT. No effect strategies were used for the Sham intervention. Results: The findings indicated significant increases in anaerobic performance after combined training in the Peak Power (PP) and Performance Decrement (p < 0.05). A percentage change of 18.11% was found in the PP values obtained after PConSt and Sham interventions, and an increase of 9.55% was observed when the percentage increase from the sham intervention was removed in order to eliminate the psychological effect. Conclusion: It was found that a combined preconditioning strategy intervention increases anaerobic performance.