Investigation of the Effect of the 5-Month Special Multi-Component Training Program on the Performances of a Blind Powerlifter

This study aims to Investigation of the effect of the 5-month special multi-component training program on the performances of blind powerlifters and knowledge their impact on Strength and performance to lifts; squat, bench press and deadlift for Blind Powerlifter Beginners. Applied study on a sample of (10) Egyptian Powerlifting Team for Blind Participated in 13th Annual IBSA World Open Bench Press & Powerlifting Championships For Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes 2018 in Luxor, Egypt. The researcher used an experimental method to design one group of pre-posttest. The team included (6) men lifters and (4) women lifters. Where the average age of (25.46 ± 7.63 years), height (185.00 ± 10.57 cm) and weight (83.41 ± 18.84 kg) for the men lifters, while the average age (29.75 ± 8.01 years), height (180.00 ± 15.69 cm) and weight (70.74 ± 21.51 kg) for the women lifters. It was the first time for all blind powerlifters to practice this sport. Egyptian Powerlifting Team for Blind underwent to Powerlifting undulating Periodization training plan for Strength and performance development of the muscles involved in the squat, bench press and deadlift. Strength and performance training program Continued for 4 months, 18 Weeks 5 times per week and the training workout lasted 2 hours. The pre- posttest for physical strength and performance were performed on lifters in three lifts competition. The results showed statistically significant differences between Pre- Posttest in physical strength and performance of the lifts squat, bench press and deadlift, where the value of p < 0.05. Egypt's women's powerlifting team won third place in the competition, While the Egyptian men's team won fifth place; With 16 medals including 7 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze. Training should focus on three lifts as program core in the competition phase. These results must be taken into account by the coaches and Blind powerlifters to use the powerlifting training plan for the development physical strength to improve the performance and the level of achievement lifting squat, Bench press, and deadlift for blind lifter women and men.


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