Does plyometric training avoid muscle bulking and adverse change in appearance of female physical education students?

  • Fethi Taktak Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Ksar Said, Tunis.
  • Ines Taktak University
  • Roy J. Shephard University of Toronto
Keywords: Gymnastics, Jumping ability, Limb circumferences, Physical appearance, Skinfolds

Abstract

Background: Female athletes who engage in competitions where performance is judged partly on appearance are sometimes concerned that intensive muscular training may produce bulky and unsightly muscles. Purpose: To make an objective examination of possible increases of limb bulk in response to plyometric training. Methods: Female physical education students (10 experimental and 10 control subjects) aged 21.2

Author Biography

Roy J. Shephard, University of Toronto
Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto
Published
2013-12-30
How to Cite
Taktak, F., Taktak, I., & Shephard, R. J. (2013). Does plyometric training avoid muscle bulking and adverse change in appearance of female physical education students?. The Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 6(4), 116-122. https://doi.org/10.14288/hfjc.v6i4.152
Section
THE PRACTITIONER'S CORNER

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