The National Football League-225 Bench Press Test and the Size-Weight Illusion.

  title={The National Football League-225 Bench Press Test and the Size-Weight Illusion.},
  author={Paul E Luebbers and Gavin Buckingham and Michael S Butler},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  volume={124 3},
The purpose of this study was to test reports that size and arrangement manipulations of weight plates (i.e., inducing a size-weight illusion [SWI]) effect athletic weightlifting performance. The participants were 72 experienced, weight-trained collegiate American football players. Across three weeks, each athlete performed three different repetitions-to-fatigue bench press tests (NFL-225, SWI-225, and SWI-215). A multiple regression revealed a positive association between participants… CONTINUE READING
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