The effects of familiarization sessions on maximal strength testing in pre-pubescent children

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dc.contributor.advisor Humphries, Brendan en_US Riley, Zachary A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:27Z 2011-06-03T19:40:27Z 2004 en_US 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2004 .R55 en_US
dc.description.abstract It was hypothesized that the number of familiarization sessions may have an effect on the pre-testing measures recorded before a training study. This study considered a group of children (8-12 years old) placed into familiarization (FM, 4 sessions) and non-familiarization (NFM, 2 sessions) groups. Strength values in a vertical chest press and horizontal leg press were recorded for both groups. The FM group displayed strength increases in the chest press, while both groups increased leg press strength (a 0.05). The FM group also displayed significant increases over the NFM group in both exercises. The results demonstrated that, in the FM group, significant changes in chest press strength were made in the last two sessions while significant leg press changes were noted in the first two sessions. It can be concluded that the amount of familiarization sessions performed prior to testing can have an impact on pre-testing strength measures.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent xi, 113 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Muscle strength -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Weight training for children. en_US
dc.title The effects of familiarization sessions on maximal strength testing in pre-pubescent children en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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