2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

Comparison of the Effects of High-Intensity Training Program on Selected Fitness Parameters
Ashley E. Ward* and Sadie Nelson
Dr. Christopher D. Lantz and Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentors

Intense plyometric exercise has become popular to lose weight, gain strength, and improve sports performance. The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in exercise performance for a 3-day/week to a 6-day/week high intensity plyometric and strength exercise programs conducted for 60 days. A sedentary population served as a control group (n = 14). College-aged women and men (n = 31) were measured for maximum 1-min push-ups, pro-agility run, countermovement vertical jump, and selected skinfolds. Body Fat (%fat) and lean body mass (LBM) were estimated from gender-specific skinfold prediction equations. Testing was performed prior to and following the training program. Multivariate analysis of variance will be used to evaluate the effect of the training program. This information may provide guidelines for the effect of exercise frequency on changes in body composition and performance.

Keywords: Plyometrics, Strength training, Body composition

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 29-1
Location: VH 1010
Time: 1:15

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