Volume 14, no. 2
Pages 7-13

Objective: to validate method of strength capacity development in young males that

involves educatory training module in PE classes in comprehensive schools. Study material

and methods: to estimate the efficiency of experimental educatory training module

we took anthropomorphic measurements: we assessed body length and mass, and also

studied set of special parameters used to define strength capacity progress (lifting force,

wrist dynamometry). Physical condition and physical fitness were assessed by testing that

included Erismann index, Pignet index (body-build index) and a control set of exercises:

1) standing long jump, 2) high pull-ups, 3) push-ups, 4) abdominal and oblique crunches,

5) 100 m sprint, 6) single-leg squats (standing right beside the wall bars an athlete sets his

hands on the bar at waist height and crouches on one leg). We used mathematical statistics

methods to process and analyze obtained experimental data. Significance of differences

between intra- and intergroup averages was assessed with Student t-test. Findings:

experimental group (EG) showed positive dynamics in morphofunctional parameters and

strength capacity. By the end of the research young males from EG showed significant

improvement in physical fitness, especially in strength capacity. We also observed essential

increase in dynamometric strength parameters of EG students: back muscle strength

index improved by 25 %, pectoral girdle muscle strength index – by 18 %, abdominal

strength endurance – by 18.9 %, leg strength index – by 17.4 %. Conclusion: revealed

dynamics of physical condition and physical fitness of experimental subjects proves that

proposed module method applied in EG has positive effect on physical fitness level of

senior high school male students. Minor changes in strength capacity of young males

from control group are, probably, a result of educational program that does not provides

enough for strength capacity development.

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