Award Date

1-1-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Kinesiology

First Committee Member

Brent Mangus

Number of Pages

73

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare vertical jump heights achieved before and after performing the half squat, or the quarter squat exercise. 10 male subjects experienced with the squat exercise performed 4 warm-up squat sets followed by 1 repetition with the weight of 90% of 1 RM half squat or quarter squat. No difference in jump heights after any of the three conditions including a control group (F = 3.096, p = 0.070) was found. Correlations between the relative strength ratio and the difference in averaged jump heights before and after the half and the quarter squat conditions were also tested, and no correlation was found (r = -0.128, p-value = 0.724; and r = -0.189, p-value = 0.601, respectively). Since the same five subjects increased jump height after both the half and the quarter squat exercises, it appears that there is a possibility of individual differences.

Keywords

Acute; Effect; Exercise; Heavy; Jump; Performance; Squat; Two; Types; Vertical

Controlled Subject

Kinesiology

Disciplines

Higher Education

File Format

pdf

File Size

1.55 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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