Oliver Radenković, Ratko Stanković, Saša Bubanj, Radmila Kostić, Izet Kahrović

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Resistance training is very complex, and cannot be conducted without professional guidelines. The optimum characteristics of a resistance training program involve certain principles and norms which should comply with programmed strength exercises. The main aim of the currentresearch was to quantify the level of explosive strength and to determine the differences in explosive strength of the upper and lower extremities in male students of the Biomedical Science Department at the State University of Novi Pazar. The sample of participants consisted of 63 male students of Biomedical Science Department at the State University of Novi Pazar, freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The participantswere of males, 20±1 years (Mean±St.Dev), and divided into an experimental group (EG, N=39), that participated in an exercise resistance program for a duration of eight weeks, and a control group (CG, N=24), that had no specially organised physical activities. The experimental exercise program lasted for 8 weeks, with 16 exercise sessions and was practised by the EG. Each session had 14 different exercises involving resistance. The resistance itself was from 50 to 70% 1RM. For the evaluation of explosive strength, the bench press tests and squat tests were used. The parameters used to evaluate explosive strength included: Power, Peak Power, Force and Velocity. The statistical analysie included the basic descriptive parameters and analysis of variance (method MANOVA and method ANOVA). Statistically significant changes in explosive strength of the lower extremities were determined for the experimental group  (p=0.018). No difference in explosive strength of the upper extremities, was determined either forthe EG, or the CG.


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