Instability resistance training techniques are commonly used to increase athletic performance. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of performing the squat exercise with suspended weight within a six-week resistance training program on agility in collegiate male athletes. Thirty-two male collegiate baseball players were randomly assigned to a suspended or conventional resistance training group. They completed the T-test agility test before and after a six-week resistance training program. The suspended group had weight plates hanging below the barbell for the squat exercise. A repeated measures ANOVA was used to assess improvements in performance within groups and between groups. The T-test agility times for both groups significantly decreased from pre- to post-testing, but there were no significant differences between groups.
Christensen, Bryan; Thielen, Sam; Hackney, Kyle; and Moen, Jeremiah
"THE EFFECTS OF SUSPENDED WEIGHT RESISTANCE ON AGILITY IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETES,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36
, Article 80.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/80