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dc.contributor.advisorBauer, Tony
dc.contributor.authorBaras, George
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-06T13:07:04Z
dc.date.available2017-06-06T13:07:04Z
dc.date.created1989
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/2123
dc.description.abstractThe literature presents contradictory statements concerning the effectiveness of free weights, isokinetic devices and plyometric exercises on the development of lower extremity power, and lean body mass {Coyle, Feiring, Rotkis, Cote, Roby, Lee, & Wilmore, 1981; Gettman, Cutler & Strathman, 1980; Pipes & Wilmore, 1975; Promoli & Holt, 1979; Verhoshanski & Tatyan, 1983; and Scoles, 1978) . There is limited evidence in the literature measuring the effectiveness of combining plyometrics and various alternative resistance training devices. The training effects of four experimental groups were investigated; free weights (FW), Hydra-Fitness (HF), Hydra- Fitness plus plyometrics (HFP), and free weights plus plyometrics (FWP). Pre-training and post-training tests for the lower extremity measured lean body mass, muscular peak power at slow and fast speeds (60, and 180 degrees/second), powerendurance and vertical jump power. Forty Physical Education students were randomly assigned into four groups; free weights, Hydra-Fitness, Hydra-Fitness plus plyometrics, and free weights plus plyometrics. The intensity of each group was equated. Subjects were trained three times per week for seven weeks. A 4 (groups) by 2 (tests) ANOVA with repeated measures on the last factor (p<.05) was employed on pre and post training raw data. Post-hoc technique (Scheffe' method) was employed when significant interactions were found. All groups improved the lean body mass, vertical jump, and power-endurance after training. There were no significant differences found between the four training groups. Plyometrics in combination with free weights or Hydra-Fitness appear to have a positive training effect on power.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectIsometric exercise Physiological aspects
dc.subjectFree weights, hydra-fitness, plyometrics
dc.titleEffects of resistance training on selected physiological parameters / by George Baras
etd.degree.nameM.Sc.
etd.degree.levelMaster
etd.degree.disciplineKinesiology
etd.degree.grantorLakehead University


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