EFFECTS OF FUNCTIONAL AND TRADITIONAL RESISTANCE TRAINING PROGRAM ON CLUB HEAD SPEED IN GOLFERS
The purposes of this research were to study and compare the effects of functional and traditional resistance training on the speed of the club head in golfers. Eighteen golfers were recruited and divided into two groups. The subjects were simple randomly assigned into two experimental groups with nine subjects in each group. The first group performed the traditional weight training for ten weeks while the second group performed the traditional weight training for five weeks and following by the functional resistance training for five weeks. Both groups were trained three times a week. The speed of the club head, muscle strength, and muscle power were tested before and, after training for five and ten weeks. Data were analyzed by using mean,standard deviation, t- test independent and one- way ANOVA with repeated. Multiple comparisons were performed using the Bonferroni method at the 0.05 level of significance.
The results of this study showed that the speed of the club head, muscle strength, and muscle power after five weeks and ten weeks of training were not significantly different between two groups. However, the speed of the club head and the muscle strength and muscle power were significantly different between before,after five weeks and ten weeks of training in both groups. In conclusion, both training programs can increase the speed of the club head, the muscle strength, and the muscle power within the five and ten weeks of the training period.
(Journal of Sports Science and Technology 2019; 19(2): 20-31)
(Received: 17 April 2019, Revised: 24 July 2019, Accepted: 25 July 2019)
Keywords: Functional resistance Training/ Traditional weight Training/ Club Head Speed/Golfer
*Corresponding author: Ratree RUANGTHAI
Department of Sports Science and Health, Faculty of Sports Science
Kasetsart University, Kampheangsean Campus NaKhon Pathom, THAILAND 73140