Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Physical Education

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


In the James Nelson Ervin Junior-Senior High School in the Dallas Independent School District observations by the physical education, staff indicated the boys were deficient in strength in the lower extremities. After careful consideration, it was decided to attempt to measure the strength of these young men.

The National Council Physical Fitness Test was administered to determine the overall physical fitness as a base of reference. As was expected, the fitness of the seventh-grade boys was significantly different from the national and comparative norms of surroundings schools.

In many situations, the base for determining fitness is associated with the strength in the lower extremities. Therefore, we embarked in the direction of testing the strength of the lower extremities using the leg dynamometer.

The decision to test the seventh-grade boys came as a result of trying to involve the beginning students in the program and hopefully this would reveal information relative to improving this condition. Innovations, in recent years, indicate changes in the philosophy in physical developmental programs. The decision was made to use weight lifting and exergenic treatment to compare the two techniques in strength development.


The problem of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the weight lifting and exergenic exercises in the development of muscular strength in the lower extremities of junior high school hoys at James Kelson Ervin Junior High School in Dallas, Texas.

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John B Coleman Library

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