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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Cameron Jeffrey.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-16T20:33:19Z
dc.date.available2010-02-16T20:33:19Z
dc.date.issued2009-02-16T20:33:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2933
dc.description.abstractDuring maturation, muscle strength is enhanced through muscle growth, although neuro-muscular factors are also believed to be involved. In adults, training for power sports has been shown to enhance muscle strength and activation. The purpose of this study was to examine muscle strength and activation in power-trained athletes (POW) compared with non-athletes (CON), in boys and in adults. After familiarization subjects performed ten 5-s explosive maximal voluntary contractions for elbow and knee flexion and extension. The adults were stronger then the boys and the adult POW were stronger then the adult CON, even after correction for muscle size. Normalized rate of torque development was higher in the adults then in the boys and higher in the POW then CON boys. The rate of muscle activation was higher in the adults and POW groups. The results suggest that maturation and power-training have an additive effect on muscle activation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectMuscle strength.en_US
dc.subjectWeight training--Physiological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectExercise for men--Physiological aspects.en_US
dc.titleMuscle strength and activation characteristics of power- trained and non-athlete boys and menen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US


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