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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Developing Strength and Power of the Lower Extremity

This presentation is looking at two different types of lifting and comparing them to determine which is a more effective way to develop strength and power of the lower extremity. There is research being done to find these results. One group is performing three “traditional” lower extremity lifts, including squats, leg press, and leg extensions and the second group is performing three “Olympic” style lifts including, the hang clean, the dumbbell snatch, and the push press. Both groups are performing their lifts three times per week for a total of six weeks, doing four sets with six repetitions each day they lift. There are three tests being used to compare strength and power prior to the lifting and at the conclusion of the lifting program; these are the Margaria Kalamen power stair test, the vertical jump test, and the Biodex Isokinetic dynamometer.

Presenter: Nicole Fisher (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Physical Education and Sport
Location: 105 Edwards
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)