Muscular Power, Neuromuscular Activation, and Performance in Shot Put Athletes At Preseason and at Competition Period

  title={Muscular Power, Neuromuscular Activation, and Performance in Shot Put Athletes At Preseason and at Competition Period},
  author={Thomas Kyriazis and Gerasimos Terzis and Konstantinos D. Boudolos and Georgios Georgiadis},
  journal={Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research},
Kyriazis, TA, Terzis, G, Boudolos, K, and Georgiadis, G. Muscular power, neuromuscular activation, and performance in shot put athletes at preseason and at competition period. J Strength Cond Res 23(6): 1773-1779, 2009-The aim of this study was to investigate changes in shot put performance, muscular power, and neuromuscular activation of the lower extremities, between the preseason and the competition period, in skilled shot put athletes using the rotational technique. Shot put performance was… 

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