Abstract"Purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of three different lower extremity resistance training programs in developing functional strength in college-age females. The three resistance training programs were differentiated by the contractile modes involved: eccentric, concentric, or combined eccentric and concentric. Ten college-age females were randomly assigned into one of three resistance training groups or a control group. The study showed that resistance training programs have a transfer of training effect to functional strength. However the gain in functional strength was not significantly different between the three resistance training groups."