Effect of bench press using maximal and submaximal loads on the Sticking Region


  • Teresa Valverde-Esteve Departamento de Didáctica de la Expresión Musical, Plástica y Corporal. Universidad de Valencia
  • Juan Manuel García-Manso Departamento de Educación Física, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria



Palabras clave:

Braking phase, Chest Press, Triceps brachii, Electromyography.


The aim of this study was to analyze the Sticking Region at submaximal (70%, 80%, 90% until failure) and maximal (1RM) loads in the concentric phase during bench press. Eleven male individuals participated in the study (age: 22.73 ± 2.57 years, body mass: 80.2 ± 6.9 kg, height: 179.6 ± 7.4 cm, 1RM: 94.55 ± 11.56 kg) with at least two years of bench press training experience. In our sample, The Sticking Region could only be observed with 90% and 100% 1RM loads. The velocity results showed significant differences in 1RM (p ≤ 0.001) and in 90% (p = 0.014) during the three phases (Pre-Sticking, Sticking Region and Post-Sticking zones). Differences in the electromyographic activity of the triceps brachii were found only between the Pre-Sticking Region and the Sticking Region and between the Pre-Sticking Region and the Post-Sticking Region at 1RM. The activity between the Sticking Region and Post-Sticking Region at 90% and 1RM did not differ significantly. This study suggests that the Sticking Region is more visible with maximum loads (1RM) due to a weak mechanical position.


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Valverde-Esteve, T., & García-Manso, J. M. (2021). Effect of bench press using maximal and submaximal loads on the Sticking Region. Cultura, Ciencia Y Deporte, 16(49). https://doi.org/10.12800/ccd.v16i49.1605



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