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Implementing Resistance Training in Secondary Schools

Overview of attention for article published in Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, January 2018
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Title
Implementing Resistance Training in Secondary Schools
Published in
Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, January 2018
DOI 10.1249/mss.0000000000001410
Pubmed ID
Authors

SARAH G. KENNEDY, JORDAN J. SMITH, PHILIP J. MORGAN, LOUISA R. PERALTA, TONI A. HILLAND, NARELLE EATHER, CHRIS LONSDALE, ANTHONY D. OKELY, RONALD C. PLOTNIKOFF, JO SALMON, DEBORAH L. DEWAR, PAUL A. ESTABROOKS, EMMA POLLOCK, TARA L. FINN, DAVID R. LUBANS

Abstract

Guidelines recommend that young people engage in muscle-strengthening activities on at least three days per week. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a school-based intervention focused on resistance training (RT) for adolescents. The 'Resistance Training for Teens' intervention was evaluated using a cluster randomized controlled trial with 607 adolescents (50.1% female; 14.1±0.5 years) from 16 secondary schools. Teachers were trained to deliver the intervention, which included: (i) an interactive student seminar; (ii) a structured physical activity program, focused on RT; (iii) lunchtime fitness sessions; and, (iv) web-based smartphone apps. The primary outcome was muscular fitness (MF) and secondary outcomes included body mass index (BMI), RT skill competency, flexibility, physical activity, self-efficacy and motivation. Assessments were conducted at baseline, 6- (post-program; primary end-point) and 12-months (follow-up). Outcomes were assessed using linear mixed models, with three potential moderators tested using interaction terms (and sub-group analyses where appropriate). For the primary outcome (MF), a group-by-time effect was observed at 6-months for upper body (2.0 repetitions, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.8 to 3.2), but not lower body (-1.4cm, 95% CI: -4.7 to 1.9). At 6-months, there were intervention effects for RT skill competency and self-efficacy, but no other secondary outcomes. Effects for upper body MF and RT skill competency were sustained at 12-months. Despite overall no effect for BMI, there was a group-by-time effect at 12-months among students who were overweight/obese at baseline (-0.55 kg/m, 95% CI: -1.01 to -0.08). The school-based RT intervention resulted in immediate and sustained improvements in upper body MF and RT skill competency, demonstrating an effective and scalable approach to delivering RT within secondary schools.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 14%
Unspecified 6 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 5%
Researcher 2 4%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 24 43%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 8 14%
Sports and Recreations 7 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 11%
Psychology 3 5%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 24 43%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 89. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 February 2018.
All research outputs
#166,060
of 12,810,049 outputs
Outputs from Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise
#210
of 5,076 outputs
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#7,904
of 264,202 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise
#4
of 77 outputs
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