Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Dr. Kris Berg

Second Advisor

Dr. Daniel Blanke

Third Advisor

Dr. Larry Stephens


The purpose of this study was to compare the differences in muscular strength/endurance between prepubescent and adult males. Specifically, gains via free weights along with girths, weight, skeletal widths, skinfolds, and somatotype changes were compared between the two groups before and after an eight week weight training program. Both groups contained both control and training subjects in order to determine changes attributable to training. Differences between the mean gains in performance, after adjusting for inital differences, were analyzed to shed some light on effects of puberty.


A Thesis Presented to the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1983, Margaret M. Sailors

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