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A descriptive study of lower-body strength and power in overweight adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19411709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The primary purpose of this investigation was to provide a descriptive analysis of lower-body strength and vertical jump performance in overweight male (n = 8) and female (n = 13) adolescents. Maximal strength was tested in the leg press and isometric squat. Kinetic and kinematic variables were assessed in vertical jumps at various loads. When compared with females, males demonstrated significantly greater (p < .05) absolute maximal strength in the leg press. However, when maximal strength was expressed relative to body mass, no significant difference was observed. There were no significant differences between males and females in vertical jump performance at body mass.
James L Nuzzo; Michael J Cavill; N Travis Triplett; Jeffrey M McBride
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric exercise science     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0899-8493     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Exerc Sci     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-04     Completed Date:  2009-06-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909729     Medline TA:  Pediatr Exerc Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neuromuscular Laboratory Dept. of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Cohort Studies
Lower Extremity / physiology*
Muscle Strength*
Reference Values
Track and Field
Weight Lifting

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