2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Effectiveness of Self-Motivated Strength Training versus Team Session Strength Training among College Football Players
Jeff Amundson*, Noelle Peterson, and Jesse Cooper
Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in predicted 1-RM values for strength maneuvers between college football players who lifted in a team environment (Group 1, n=22) and who lifted individually (Group 2, n=18). Maximal repetitions in the hang clean (HC) and bench press (BP) lifts were performed by each group prior to and following 14 weeks of summer training. A one-sample t-test revealed that players made a significant gain in BP but not in HC. Independent t-tests revealed the differences between the two groups for both BP and HC were not significant. However, Group 1 had an overall average increase of 7.6 lbs, while Group 2 increased by only 0.4 lbs. In conclusion, it appears that training in a team environment has a slightly more positive influence of strength improvement than training individually.

Keywords: Team training, Individual training, weight training, self-motivated, football players, strength training, Hang clean, Bench press

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 2-11
Location: OP Lobby
Time: 4:15 pm

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