Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Physical Education


n the field of physical education weight lifting has been regarded by many as not having a place in the program because of its hindrance to speed, reaction time, and flexibility in those training for athletics. In recent years it has been receiving more and more attention and experimentation as a supplement to the regular training program of those preparing for physical activities. In this study an effort has been made to observe any influence a program of weight lifting might have upon basketball players in training for the ensuing season. This effect was measured through the use of the Sargent Jump test, tensiometer strength testing, and reaction time testing of twelve varsity basketball players. Of these basketball players six carried on a program of weight lifting during early season basketball practice and six did not.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Weight lifting


Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-24)



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University


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