Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Dr. Kris Berg
Dr. Larry Stephens
Dr. Larry Albertson
Coaches and physical educators are constantly searching for ways to improve individual performance. New training techniques are introduced every season. Weighted belts, bests, ankle and wrist straps, and weighted balls and bats are techniques used by many coaches. These training techniques are often referred to as overload training because the athletes wear weights on their bodies or use heavier than regulation weight equipment to provide resistance (overload) as they practice a specific range of motion. Among the expected benefits are increased in the specific performance variables of strength, power, accuracy, and speed, which may in turn boost overall athletic performance.
Nutter, June, "The effect of overload training on movement time of the forehand tennis stroke" (1981). Student Work. 966.