Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Physical Education


Since one of the ultimate objectives of a physical fitness program is strength, there seemed to be a need for a battery of exercises utilizing static contraction, isometric, and isotonic principles to develop strength in muscle. A simple yet effective method of muscle development through the use of such a battery of exercises would seem to be an additional objective due to the inadequacies of many existing physical education facilities and programs in the elementary schools. Through the results a guide for the classroom teacher may be formulated to develop strength of the elementary school child. The hope is that the results of the investigation might contribute to the literature in the field, and more important contribute toward increased muscular strength of the participants of such a program. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a selected battery of static contraction, isometric, and isotonic exercises on strength development of boys and girls in the sixth grade as administered by the classroom teacher.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Physical education and training
Physical fitness


Includes bibliographical references



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South Dakota State University