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Brigham, Robert J.||Kahler, Robert

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Physical Education


Weight training for boys--Illinois--Evanston; Muscle strength--Training; Physical education and training--Illinois--Evanston; Isometric exercise


Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of progressive weight training on the performance of a sport skill by Junior high school boys. From this investigation the researcher may aid other physical education teachers and coaches In planning programs for the typical boy in physical education classes, as well as for the junior high school athlete. Procedure. Forty junior high school students from the boy's physical education classes In Evanston, Illinois served as subjects. They volunteered to participate in a program of progressive weight training and skill testing. The subjects were placed In two groups, each following a prescribed program for six weeks. Each group was tested before and after their prescribed program. The parts of the test included under the basket shooting, free throw shooting and the two hand push pass for accuracy. The mean, standard deviation and standard error of the mean of each group was calculated. The standard error of the difference between the means was computed and the "t" ratio was calculated to determine the significance between the means. Findings. The five percent level of confidence was accepted in determining the significance of the difference between the groups. A comparison of the means of the two groups before and after the prescribed program showed a significant difference in the weight training group, while there was no significant difference in the control group. Prior to the program the test revealed no real difference between groups. However, after the prescribed program there was a significant difference between the weight training group and the control group.


Includes bibliographical references.


iii, 37 pages




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