A comparison of single-set and three-set strength maintenance protocols during the college football season
SubjectFootball -- Training.; Football players -- Training of -- United States.; Weight training -- Testing.; Muscle strength -- Testing -- United States.; Physical education and training.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of single-set resistance training compared to three-set resistance training during the maintenance phase of the collegiate football season. Specifically, the two purposes of this study were: 1) to compare the change in converted 1 RM (repetition maximum) bench press from a pre- and post-season test for the single set group and the three-set group, and 2) to compare the change in converted 1 RM parallel squat from a pre- and post-season test for the single-set group and the three-set group. Twenty-four NCAA division III collegiate football playuers voluntarily participated in the study.