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The Importance of Movement Velocity as a Measure to Control Resistance Training Intensity

Juan González-Badillo
  • University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
/ Mário Marques
  • Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal
  • Research Centre for Sport Sciences, Health and Human Development (CIDESD), Vila Real, Portugal
/ Luis Sánchez-Medina
  • Studies, Research and Sport Medicine Center, Government of Navarra, Navarra, Spain
Published Online: 2011-10-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10078-011-0053-6

The Importance of Movement Velocity as a Measure to Control Resistance Training Intensity

Configuration of the exercise stimulus in resitance training has been traditionally associated with a combination of the so-called ‘acute resistance exercise variables’ (exercise type and order, loading, number of repetitions and sets, rests duration and movement velocity). During typical resistance exercise in isoinertial conditions, and assuming every repetition is performed with maximal voluntary effort, velocity unintentionally declines as fatigue develops. However, few studies analyzing the response to different resitance training schemes have described changes in repetition velocity or power. It thus seems necessary to conduct more research using models of fatigue that analyze the reduction in mechanical variables such as force, velocity and power output over repeated dynamic contractions in actual training or competition settings. Thus, the aim of this paper was to discuss the importance of movement velocity concerning control training intensity.

Keywords: velocity; strength; power; level of effort; testosterone; lactate

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Published Online: 2011-10-04

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