Affordable Access

Access to the full text

Effects of Flywheel Resistance Training on Sport Actions. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Authors
  • Raya-González, Javier1
  • Prat-Luri, Amaya2
  • López-Valenciano, Alejandro1
  • Sabido, Rafael2
  • Hernández-Davó, Jose Luis1
  • 1 Faculty of Health Sciences, Isabel I University, Spain , (Spain)
  • 2 Department of Sport Sciences, Sport Research Center, Miguel Hernández University, Spain , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Human Kinetics
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Jan 30, 2021
Volume
77
Issue
1
Pages
191–204
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/hukin-2021-0020
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to examine the effect of flywheel resistance training (FRT) on main sport action (i.e., jumping performance, sprinting time and change of direction performance) improvements in athletes and healthy active people. A Boolean search strategy adapted for each of the databases employed was conducted to identify all studies measuring change in sport actions performance after FRT interventions up to July 2019. Outcomes were analysed using an average effect size (D+) and a 95% confidence interval (CI), which was calculated assuming a random-effects model. A total of 9 studies with 283 participants met the inclusion criteria and were selected for the analysis. The mean quality score (PEDro scale) of the articles included in the meta-analysis was 5.67. The meta-analysis showed significant positive effects on jumping performance (SMC 0.65; 95% CI, 0.11-1.19; p = 0.02), sprinting time (SMC 1.33; 95% CI, 0.39-2.28; p < 0.01) and change of direction performance (SMC 1.36; 95% CI, 0.58-2.14; p < 0.01) after FRT interventions compared to control/traditional resistance training groups. The results of the present meta-analysis provide evidence of the usefulness of FRT to improve variables related to sport performance in both athletes and healthy population.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times