Relationship between muscular strength testing to dynamic muscular performance in Division One American football players

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Fuentes, Johnathan
Squat; Sprint; Power; College; Regression
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The purpose of this study is to develop a prediction equation for (performance variables) vertical jump, broad jump, 40-yard sprint time, and pro-agility shuttle time using body mass and 1-RM values of strength for bench press and back squat. Participants (n = 76) used in the study were members of the University of South Florida D-1 football team in fall of 2009. Squat/BM demonstrated the strongest relationship in both correlation and multiple regression data for every performance variable. Squat 1-RM and Squat/BP indicated a decreased relationship and negative impact on performance. Results indicate that with increased Squat/BM improvement for all performance variables can be achieved. In addition analysis divided the entire football team into three positions (AT, LN, and SK), and noted differences for 10 of the possible 12 mean comparisons of performance variables.