Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1959

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physical Education

Abstract

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

Fat
Athletics -- South Dakota
Obesity -- South Dakota

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

63

Publisher

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

Rights

No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
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