Accession Number : AD0284054

Title :   WEIGHT-LIFTING CAPABILITIES OF A SELECTED SAMPLE OF HUMAN MALES

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 59-Feb 61.

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV OXFORD OHIO

Personal Author(s) : SWITZER,S.A.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The weight-lifting capability of a sample of 75 young men was measured. A standard container with varying amounts of weight was lifted from three different positions, right-hand lift, left-hand lift, and straight-in-front lift, to platforms 18, 42, and 62 1/2 inches above the floor. The short group (1-15 percentile Air Force stature range) recorded average lifts of 123.99 pounds, 72.71 pounds, and 53.11 pounds from the lowest to the highest platforms respectively. The medium stature group (45-60 percentile range) recorded average lifts of 138.22 pounds, 91.72 pounds, and 64.67 pounds. The tall group (85-99 percentile range) recorded average lifts of 146.3 pounds, 96.17 pounds, and 67.1 pounds. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PHYSICAL FITNESS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, HUMANS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE