STRENGTH TRAINING EFFECTS DIFFERENT FOR PREPUBESCENT MALES AND FEMALES
Isaacs, L. D., & Pohlman, R. L. (1995). Specificity of strength training modes in prepubescent females. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27(5), Supplement abstract 1016.
The effect of an isoinertial (isotonic) strength training program on isometric strength in prepubescent females was investigated. An experimental and control group were used. The training response was different to that of previously published work with prepubescent males. Throughout the change and detraining phases of the study, there was no change in isometric measures or positions.
Implication. The specificity of strength training may
operate differently in prepubescent females than in males.
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