Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Sport Science and Coach Education

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michael H. Stone

Committee Members

Satoshi Mizuguchi, William G. Hornsby, Michael H. Stone


The purpose of this study was to investigate the kinetic and morphological adaptations that occur during distinct phases of a block periodized training cycle in weightlifters. Monitoring data from nine experienced collegiate weightlifters was examined retrospectively. Isometric mid-thigh pull and ultrasonography results from pre and post three specific training phases within a macrocycle leading up to a competition were compared. Changes in isometric rate of force development and vastus lateralis cross-sectional area reflected the expected adaptations of each training phase.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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