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Tuesday, December 6 • 8:00am - 8:20am
Training-Induced Change In Aerobic Fitness And Anaerobic Power Among Female College Basketball Players

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To examine training-induced changes in aerobic fitness and anaerobic power in a sample of 13 division I, female college basketball players before and after preseason. METHODS: Aerobic fitness was measured using a VO2 max test, and anaerobic power was measured using a Wingate test. Preseason training lasted one month and consisted of 8 hours per week. RESULTS: Maximal aerobic fitness significantly (p = .013) increased after preseason training. Certain aspects of anaerobic fitness such as relative peak and mean power, increased significantly (p = .025), (p < .001), respectively. Despite these positive results, individual responses varied widely. CONCLUSIONS: Preseason training can have a positive effect on aerobic endurance and anaerobic power. There were also no significant correlations between these changes in performance and age, year in school, or position played. This information may be useful for strength and conditioning coaches to design individualized training programs to maximize effects.

Tuesday December 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:20am
406 Wilma Sherrill Center