Changes in Body Fat as Computed from the Skinfold Measurement of College Track and Field Athletes During a Season of Competition and Training
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in body fat as computed from the skinfold measurement of college track and field athletes of South Dakota State College during a season of competition and training. The effect of track conditioning on gain or loss of weight as also examined. A total of 23 track and field athletes participated in the study, and were tested five times between January and May of 1959. Skinfold calipers were used at various points of the arms, chests, and abdomen to measure the body fat, while a U.S. Physician’s diagnostic scale was used to measure body weight in pounds. Within the limitations of this study, the data supports the conclusion that track and field competition and conditioning were responsible for a significant loss of subcutaneous fat and bodyweight.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Athletics -- South Dakota
Obesity -- South Dakota
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
Walker, Richard Arnold, "Changes in Body Fat as Computed from the Skinfold Measurement of College Track and Field Athletes During a Season of Competition and Training" (1959). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2620.