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2019

Kinesiology

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

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Effects Of Caffeine On High-Intensity Functional Training Performance, Melitza Ramirez, Jesse Stein, Katie Heinrich Apr 2019

Effects Of Caffeine On High-Intensity Functional Training Performance, Melitza Ramirez, Jesse Stein, Katie Heinrich

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

Caffeine demonstrates an ergogenic effect on endurance exercise performance, however, its efficacy during high-intensity functional training (HIFT) is unknown. HIFT is an exercise program that incorporates a variety of multi-joint movements performed at a relatively high-intensity and designed to improve parameters of general physical fitness and performance. Our study aimed to determine the effects of caffeine on HIFT performance. Thirteen HIFT-trained men (age = 28.5±6.6 years, HIFT experience = 4.1±3.0 years, body weight= 84.3±9.9 kg) were randomized in a double-blind, crossover design. After consent, participants completed two HIFT sessions separated by a 7-day ...


Fresh Start: A Program To Promote Physical Activity Among College Freshmen, Mia Taylor Apr 2019

Fresh Start: A Program To Promote Physical Activity Among College Freshmen, Mia Taylor

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

Fresh Start: A Program to Promote Physical Activity Among College Freshmen

Mia Taylor, Emily Mailey, Eryn Coates, Jerica Garcia,

Hailey Hunter, Courtney Moore

Department of Kinesiology

College of Human Ecology

Physical activity levels tend to decline as students transition from high school to college, and freshmen college women have been a population of interest. It is possible providing unique physical activity information via text messages could support freshmen women in increasing their physical activity levels. Freshmen females (n=30) were recruited to participate in a 9-week program that involved wearing an ActivPal for 3 individual weeks (beginning, middle, and end ...


Examination Of Preference And Tolerance For Exercise Intensity And College Student Fitness, Blanca Delatorre Apr 2019

Examination Of Preference And Tolerance For Exercise Intensity And College Student Fitness, Blanca Delatorre

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

Individuals who prefer and tolerate higher intensity exercise demonstrate higher fitness levels over time. PURPOSE: To examine relationships between Preference (P) and Tolerance (T) for exercise intensity and fitness before and after 8-week college activity courses. METHODS: Participants were students in 8-week high-intensity functional training (HIFT; n=54, 54% male, age= 22±3 years) or traditional weight training (TWT; n=41, 71% male,age= 23±4 years). During the first and last class sessions, participants completed the 16-item Preference for and Tolerance of the Intensity of Exercise Questionnaire [score range=8 (low)-40 (high)]. After a standardized warm-up, they completed ...


Sex Differences In Exercise Recovery, Cristian Erives Apr 2019

Sex Differences In Exercise Recovery, Cristian Erives

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

Recent findings from our laboratory suggest that recovery from peripheral fatigue measured by pre- and post-potentiated twitch forces following extreme intensity (80%) exercise is faster than following severe intensity exercise (40% MVC). Women have been shown to have predominately higher percentages of slow twitch muscle fibers compared to men. Purpose: To test the hypothesis that Qtw (potentiated twitch) following exercise is recovered faster in women in both exercise intensities. Methods: 6 subjects (3 men, 3 woman, age 24 ± 4 yrs, 74.5 ± 17.4 kg; 173 ± 5 cm) performed 2 intermittent isometric knee extension tests to exhaustion at 40% and ...


An Investigation Of Physical Activity At Boys And Girls Club, Jerica Garcia Apr 2019

An Investigation Of Physical Activity At Boys And Girls Club, Jerica Garcia

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

National statistics and trends show an increase in childhood obesity, and lack of physical activity (PA) among children may contribute to these trends. The overall purpose of this study was to observe and collect data on the PA of children grades K-6 attending two local Boys and Girls Club (BCG) after school programs. Both sites were observed for one week at baseline. Physical activity data were collected from the children objectively via accelerometers. The researchers observing the sites logged setting characteristics (minutes of active recreation time offered) and BGC staff behaviors (PA encouragement or discouragement). Baseline results showed children at ...


Comparing Strength Outcomes Of An 8 Week Hift Interventon Vs 8 Week Traditional Weight Training., Jason Sartor Apr 2019

Comparing Strength Outcomes Of An 8 Week Hift Interventon Vs 8 Week Traditional Weight Training., Jason Sartor

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

COMPARING STRENGTH OUTCOMES OF AN 8 WEEK HIFT INTERVENTON VS 8 WEEK TRADITIONAL WEIGHT TRAINING.

Jason Sartor1, Justin A. DeBlauw1, Brittany S. Hollerbach1 and Katie M. Heinrich1

1Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

High-intensity functional training (HIFT) temporally combines aerobic and resistance exercise at relative high intensity levels. Functional workouts include varied exercises that simulate movements of daily living to improve overall fitness. Traditional weight training (TWT) focuses on progressive sets and repetitions of resistance exercise performed both with free weights and machines. With comparison Data of these interventions’ individuals can obtain a better understanding of ...