ERIC Number: ED104879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Strength Development and Motor-Sports Improvement.
Clarke, H. Harrison, Ed.
Physical Fitness Research Digest, Series 4 n4 Oct 1974
This document examines the effects of strength-development programs on the improvement of motor skills and sports competencies. Part one defines various terms used throughout the development studies. Part two discusses the mixed results of experiments involving speed of movement as the motor item indicative of strength development. Part three presents six experiments describing the effects of strength improvement on muscular power. Part four discusses two experiments testing the effect of strength training on circulatory-respiratory endurance. Part five illustrates the effects of strength improvement on various aspects of baseball, softball, swimming, football, basketball, and track. (Also included is a discussion on concentric-eccentric exercise and its effects on strength development, as well as a list of references.) (JS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.