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Samband mellan överkroppsstyrka och prestation i skidspåret hos svenska längdskidåkande juniorer.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports medicine.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports medicine.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Previous research has identified strength as a key factor for performance in cross-country skiing. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between upper body strength and performance in swedish junior cross-country skiers. 33 swedish young men and 23 young women age 17,3 ± 1,0 years volunteered to participate in specific tests during a summer training camp were they completed a test battery consisting of bench press and bench pull. The strength variables obtained were correlated with FIS-points (International Ski Federation´s ranking points for distance and sprint performance) used as the performance indicator. Correlations were performed by Spearman´s rank correlation coefficient for all variables. The results showed that FIS-points for sprint correlated significantly with both bench press and bench pull. No significant correlation was found between FIS-points for distance and bench pull. These results may predict performance for cross-country skiers and indicate a justification for increased proportion of strength training. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
Benchpress, Benchpull, FIS-ponits sprint, FIS-points distance
Keyword [sv]
Bänkpress, bänkdrag, FIS-poäng sprint, FIS-poäng distans
National Category
Other Medical Sciences Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121956OAI: diva2:935649
External cooperation
Svenska skidförbundet
Educational program
Physical Trainer Pogramme
Available from: 2016-06-15 Created: 2016-06-11 Last updated: 2016-06-23Bibliographically approved

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