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dos Remedios Kimberly A.; dos Remedios, Robert L.; Loy, Steven F.; Holland, George J.; Vincent, William J.; Conley, Linda M.; Heng, Ming
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: November 1995
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ABSTRACTThis investigation evaluated the effect of a 10-game competitive season on selected physiological and field test measures of community college football players. Nineteen subjects (11 linemen and 8 backs) completed pre- and postseason testing. Linemen decreased body weight and both groups decreased % fat. Neither group had a change in JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199511000-00001/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235155Z/r/image-pngO2max over the season. The linemen declined in strength, as evidenced by a decreased 1-RM bench press. Both groups had increases in 40-yd sprint speed. It was concluded that an in-season program of strength and cardiovascular training, combined with regular football practice, maintained aerobic capacity, decreased % fat, and increased speed for both groups, but resulted in decreased upper body strength in linemen over the time course of the season.

This investigation evaluated the effect of a 10-game competitive season on selected physiological and field test measures of community college football players. Nineteen subjects (11 linemen and 8 backs) completed pre- and postseason testing. Linemen decreased body weight and both groups decreased % fat. Neither group had a change in JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199511000-00001/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235155Z/r/image-pngO2max over the season. The linemen declined in strength, as evidenced by a decreased 1-RM bench press. Both groups had increases in 40-yd sprint speed. It was concluded that an in-season program of strength and cardiovascular training, combined with regular football practice, maintained aerobic capacity, decreased % fat, and increased speed for both groups, but resulted in decreased upper body strength in linemen over the time course of the season.

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