Comparison of two methods of improving speed in the 100 yard dash

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Gilbert Rex Buck (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Frank Pleasants

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine if a weight training program, used as a supplementary program to a conventional sprint training program, would improve the speed of the sprinters. Seventy-one ninth grade boys participated in the study. There were two groups, the experimental group (A) and the control group (B). Group A had thirty-eight boys while group B had only thirty-three boys. The study was carried out Monday through Friday of each week for a period of six weeks. The control group (B) performed only a designed program of sprint training, while the experimental group (A) used a supplementary program of weight training with the sprint training program. The raw data of the means were treated statistically through a "t" test to determine if there were a significant difference at the .05 level of confidence. From the results of this study it is concluded that weight training, when used as a supplement to sprint training does increase the running speed of the sprinter.

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Language: English
Date: 1969

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