Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1972

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physical Education

Abstract

Koll states that the purpose of weight reduction 'in wrestling is to make an individual a more efficient and effective competitor so that he can wrestle in a lower weight class. However, the author also states that it is essential the wrestler be at a weight at which he feels strong and his body can function at its greatest potential. A wrestler should "cut" to gain efficiency but should not try to make a predetermined weight without consideration of his ability to function at that weight. Because the process of weight reduction is an integral part of wrestling and because there are possible detrimental effects to the physiological well-being of a participant in wrestling as a result of weight loss, the investigator felt it necessary to study the effects of a complete season of varsity wrestling on weight, percent body fat, muscular strength and endurance, explosiveness, agility, and cardio vascular fitness of wrestlers. The purpose of this investigation was to study the physiological effects of a season of intercollegiate wrestling upon weight, percent body fat, muscular strength and endurance, explosiveness, agility, and cardiovascular fitness. The following hypothesis was investigated: 1. There is no change throughout a season of collegiate wre·st1ing on varsity wrestlers in weight, percent body fat, muscul.ar strength-and endurance, explosiveness; agility, and cardiovascular fitness.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Wrestling -- Physiological effect
College sports
Physical fitness,/p>

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

77

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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