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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Committee Member

Lawrence A. Golding

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Subjects included 17 female college students, aged 19 to 44 yrs. Subjects were assigned to 1 of 3 specific training protocols and performed lift-assisted (LA) pull-ups (PU) and/or LA bar dips (BD) for a period of 12 weeks. PU and BD performance were compared at 0, 4, 8 and 12 weeks training. Flexed arm hang (FAH), modified pull-up (MPU) and push-up exercises were compared at 0 and 12 weeks. A 3 x 4 (group by time) repeated measures factorial was used for the PU and BD tests, and a 3 x 2 (group by time) factorial was used for the FAH, MPU and push-up tests. There was significant interaction on the PU {dollar}(F = 4.28,\ p = .0019){dollar} and FAH {dollar}(F = 4.79,\ p = .0260).{dollar} There was a significant main effect for time on the BD test {dollar}(F = 33.16,\ p = 0.0001).{dollar} There was a main effect for group, and a main effect for time on the MPU and push-up tests. Group II (PU) significantly improved on the PU from 4 weeks ({dollar}\bar\times{dollar} 0.583) to 12 weeks ({dollar}\bar\times{dollar} 3.41), and Group I (PU/BD) and Group II were significantly better than Group III (BD). All Groups significantly improved on the BD from 4 weeks ({dollar}\bar\times{dollar} 1.9) to 8 weeks ({dollar}\bar\times{dollar} 3.59), and from 8 weeks to 12 weeks ({dollar}\bar\times{dollar} 5.8). Group II (PU) significantly improved on all 5 tests. Group I (PU/BD) significantly improved on all tests except the PU. Group III (BD) significantly improved on the BD, MPU and push-up tests.


Assisted; Body; Developing; Effectiveness; Females; Lift; Strength; Training; Upper

Controlled Subject

Developmental biology; Kinesiology; Physical education and training

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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