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dc.contributor.advisorPorcari, John
dc.contributor.authorBeltz, Nicholas M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T12:03:18Z
dc.date.available2012-08-29T12:03:18Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/62267
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to examine the changes in aerobic capacity and muscular strength consequent to 8 weeks of kettlebell training. Seventeen subjects (9 males, 8 females) completed 1 repetition maximum (1RM) testing for one-arm shoulder press, leg press, upright row, and handgrip strength. Subjects then performed an 8-minute kettlebell VO2max snatch test to determine aerobic capacity. Testing was done before and after the 8-week training program. The 8-week kettlebell training program consisted of kettlebell snatches, swings, Turkish get-ups, and variations of the three fundamental movements. Each training session consisting of a 5-minute warm-up, 40 minute exercise session, and 10 minute cool-down. Following the training program, the experimental group demonstrated significant (p<0.05) improvements in VO2max (13.8%), leg strength (14.8%), and grip strength (13.9%) compared to the control group. No significant changes were found in the upright row or shoulder press between groups. The results show that an 8-week kettlebell training program is an effective way to improve muscular strength and aerobic capacity.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectPhysical fitness.en
dc.subjectKettlebells.en
dc.subjectMuscular strength.en
dc.titleTraining benefits consequent to 8-weeks of kettlebell trainingen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.levelMSen
thesis.degree.disciplineClinical Exercise Physiologyen


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