Date of Award

Summer 8-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

First Advisor

Hayden D. Gerhart, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Madeline P. Bayles, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Mark A. Sloniger, Ph.D.

Fourth Advisor

Pao Ying Hsiao, Ph.D.


To investigate physiological and cognitive changes following a resistance training protocol. METHODS: Eight healthy males volunteered to participate in a 6-week protocol consisting of 3 sets of 5 repetitions at 85% of 1-repetition maximum for the squat and deadlift. The two groups were 90-seconds (n= 5) and 3-minutes (n= 3) rest. RESULTS: Analysis of variance (ANOVA) revealed a main effect of time for the squat (p = 0.026), and main effect of group for vertical jump (p = 0.041). The 3-minute group increased squat performance (p = 0.020), while the 90-second group improved vertical jump (p = 0.031). Group by time interactions were observed for Interference (p = 0.048), Word-Color (p = 0.050), and TMD (p = 0.004). Despite the trending increase of executive function in the 3-minute group, a worsened mood post-intervention was observed (p = 0.008). CONCLUSION: Minimal rest improved power within the 90-second group while the 3-minute group significantly improved in lower body strength. Cognitive function only appeared to improve in the 3-minute rest group.

Further research is necessary to improve strength, power, and mood following resistance training.

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