The acute effect of different specific warm-up intensity on one repeat maximum squat performance on basketball players

Keywords: basketball; intensity; squat; warm-up


Background and Study Aim. Squat exercises have some advantages in terms of time, practice and energy costs. It is also an exercise method used in training plan in terms of development of jumping ability in basketball players. Squat performance may vary depending on warm-up types and intensity. It was aimed to determine the effect of different specific warm-up intensities on 1-maximum repetition squat performance (1-RM) on basketball players. Materials and Methods. The sample group of the study consisted of 10 men (age: 22.90 ± 1.44 years, height: 188.10 ± 8.06 cm, body weight: 77.92 ± 13.41 kg, BMI: 21.70 ± 2.83), who played basketball regularly for at least 3 years. This group performed 3 different specific warm up intensities on non-consecutive days. Warm up protocols were determined as follows: light jogging for only 5 minutes (NSW), light jogging and % 40 intensity specific warm up (LISW), light jogging and % 80 intensity specific warm up (HISW). Results. Participants' 1-RM squat performance was found to be statistically different between NSW (91.10 kg), LISW (95.00 kg), HISW (100,50 kg) respectively (p<0.05). Additionally, 1-RM squat performance values were observed highest after HISW. Rate perceived exertion (RPE) and body temperature (BT) were found highest after HISW. Conclusion. As a result of this study, HISW are recommended to basketball coaches and basketball players in order to get more performance before the squat movement.


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Özgür Eken, Inonu University; Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Sport Teaching, Inonu University; Malatya, Turkey.    


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Eken Özgür. The acute effect of different specific warm-up intensity on one repeat maximum squat performance on basketball players. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2021;25(5):313-8.