Strength & Conditioning

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Understanding the effects complex training has on symmetry could potentially supply practitioners with the knowledge to provide safe and effective training for their athletes. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of post-activation potentiation enhancement (PAPE) using banded squats on symmetry during a countermovement jump (CMJ). Professional American football players (n=8) performed four trials of CMJs on dual force plates to record limb asymmetry and jump height with a set of heavy banded squats between each trial to ensure a potentiation effect was present. There were no significant changes in asymmetry across the 4 trials, p>.05. However, jump height did significantly improve F(3,21) = 3.69, p=0.028. Banded squat training has no effect on jump symmetry.