Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Physical Education

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


The area of weight-training has proved to be a fertile one for study in physical education. Little research has centered upon the effects of a systematic training program on athletes. As a result, many physical education instructors and coaches remain skeptical as to its value for the boys and to whether or not this activity can be incorporated safely into the extra-curricular program of the school.

This investigation has been an attempt to fill this void with empirical data derived from the results of a six-weeks weight training program with a group of five varsity basketball players and five non-basketball players.

The problem in this study is one of determining the effect weight training when employed has upon the muscles used in jumping.

Using ten subjects — five varsity basketball players and five non-basketball players — conduct experiment six to eight weeks.

Committee Chair/Advisor

N. J. Johnson


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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