Sports Medicine International Open 2018; 02(01): E16
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-118710
Letter to the Editor
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Technical Note on Using the Movement Velocity to Estimate the Relative Load in Resistance Exercises – Letter to the Editor

Fernando Naclerio1, Eneko Larumbe-Zabala2
  • 1Department of Life and Sport Science, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • 2Clinical Research Institute, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
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Publication Date:
29 November 2017 (online)

Abstract

The studies by Sanchez-Medina et al. (Sports Medicine International Open, 1(02), E80-E88. 2017) and Gonzalez-Badillo and Sanchez-Medina (Int J Sports Med, 31, 347–52. 2010) attempted to provide a good estimation of relative load from movement velocity measured in bench press and full squat. However, both aforementioned studies contain methodological issues concerning the predicted equations used to address load-velocity relationship that coaches should be aware of.