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MA (Master of Arts)
Kinesiology and Sport Studies
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Michael H. Stone
Michael W. Ramsey, G. Gregory Haff, Andy Dotterweich
The purpose of this study was to investigate the alterations and relationships among training variables, performance variables, and physiological variables. Nine (9) D-1 collegiate throwers and 4 control subjects participated in the study. The throwers participated in an 11-week periodized resistance training and throws program. Volume load was recorded throughout the study. Measurements of maximal strength (isometric mid-thigh pull), vertical jumping ability, dynamic mid-thigh pulls (across a spectrum of loads), hormones (testosterone and cortisol), and adipokines (adiponectin, leptin, and resistin) were taken at weeks 1, 7, and 11. The throwers demonstrated several statistically significant alterations over time for performance variables. The throwers realized increases across time in maximum strength and peak power output. Hormone values did not exhibit statistically significant changes across time; however, there were trends across time for cortisol, the testosterone:cortisol ratio and adiponectin. These alterations would indicate a more anabolic environment and less obesity associated inflammation.
Thesis - Campus Only
Hornsby, William G., "Physiological and Performance Effects of 11 Weeks of Training in Division 1 Collegiate Throwers: An Exploratory Study." (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1733. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1733
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