Award Date

1-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Kinesiology

First Committee Member

John Young

Number of Pages

62

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the time to exhaustion based on percentages of the 1 RM in the bench press, leg press, and pulldown exercises. Eleven healthy males, age 27.7 +/- 5.5 years, volunteered for the study to compare the strength differences between their maximum isotonic strength and isometric strength (a static contraction hold) in the pulldown, bench press, and leg press exercises. Five randomized static contractions sets were performed 5 cm below the lockout position in the bench press and leg press exercises. The static contraction position for the pulldown was when the forearm was at a 90° angle relative to the upper arm. The percentages of the static contraction sets were based on the time to exhaustion normally associated with weight/strength training. The results indicate that greater loads can be used for longer contraction times during the static contraction sets than conventional, full range movements.

Keywords

Bench; Contraction; Determination; Exercise; Exhaustion; Given; Leg; Percentages; Press; Pulldown Static; Times

Controlled Subject

Kinesiology; Physical education and training

File Format

pdf

File Size

1249.28 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/haeb-3nna


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