Date of Award
Master of Arts
Human Performance and Health Education
Dr. Mary L. Dawson
Dr. Roger Zabik
Dr. Robert Moss Jr.
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The problem under investigation was to determine if strengthening the abductor and adductor muscle groups of the hip would increase hamstring flexion strength. Forty females from aerobic classes were put into two groups, control and treatment, after being pretested on the Cybex II Dynamometer. The control group participated only in aerobics, while the treatment group participated in the aerobics and treatment program. The treatment consisted of four exercises working abduction and adduction of the thigh with SPRI's Xercise Band.
After six weeks all subjects were posttested on the Cybex II Dynamometer. Both groups had significant increases in hamstring strength. These results reflect that the treatment performed did not significantly contribute to an increase in hamstring strength. Various thigh movements performed in aerobics were probably responsible for the observed strength gains.
Wilson, Tina M., "Effects of Strengthening the Stabilizing Muscles of the Hip Joint on Strength Gain of the Hamstring Group" (1992). Masters Theses. 959.