Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1964

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physical Education

Abstract

It would be unusual for a day to go by without some reminder on physical fitness reaching us but some information medium. The ancient Greeks considered physical education training for warfare. During and immediately after World War II there was great deal of interest in fitness. The development of muscular strength in women, as well as men, demands encouragement and investigation. The sides of women possessing muscular strength as well and being physically attractive is incongruous to many people. The author believed there was a need for a study to investigate programs designed to increase strength and to learn what effect such programs would have on the body measurements of women. The purpose of this study was to determine which of two training programs, isometric contractions or celisthenics, was superior in producing changes in strength and in selected body measurements of female freshman students. This study was limited to two freshman service classes of basketball at South Dakota State College, Brookings, South Dakota and the subjects were not familiar with the testing instruments and methods.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Physical fitness
Calisthenics
Physical education for women

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

47

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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