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dc.contributor.advisor Williams, Jay H. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Redican, Kerry en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Shala E. en_US Bowser, Kristina L. en_US 2011-08-06T14:37:25Z 2011-08-06T14:37:25Z 1997-02-10 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-532916102971680 en_US
dc.description.abstract Overtraining is a common problem in athletes that prevents many from becoming "elite". A decrement in an athletesà ⠬ performance is usually an indicator that overtraining syndrome may be developing. Unfortunately, there is no model that can determine overtraining. A decline in performance results in a depression in maximum muscular force. It is not known whether the force depression is a result of central or peripheral factors. In this study, the two training protocols on different legs determined whether force declines are muscular (peripheral) or psychological (central). Specifically, in this study, the subjects trained one leg at maximal intensity for two weeks, and the other trained at a low intensity for two weeks. After training for two weeks, both legs were placed on a low intensity workout to monitor the recovery process. The purpose of this study was to observe muscle strength performance decrements after overtraining one leg in comparison to properly training the other leg by knee extension exercises for two weeks in trained males. Also, after overtraining the one leg for two weeks, the leg was placed on a reduced training program in order to look at recovery if overtraining occurred. Maximal force output was measured isokinetically on the Biodex three times: pre-, post-, and final test. An analysis of this data revealed no significant changes in maximal muscular force output after a high intensity training protocol. Therefore, this investigation demonstrated that overtraining in the quadricep did not result from the two weeks of high intensity resistance training. en_US
dc.format.medium ETD en_US
dc.publisher Virginia Tech en_US
dc.relation.haspart APPA-CV.PDF en_US
dc.relation.haspart CH1-4.PDF en_US
dc.relation.haspart MISCDOC1.PDF en_US
dc.relation.haspart MISCDOC2.PDF en_US
dc.rights The authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works. en_US
dc.source.uri en_US
dc.subject muscle force en_US
dc.subject overtraining en_US
dc.subject weight training en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise en_US MS en_US

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