Author

Jan E. Flynn

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1977

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physical Education

Abstract

The effects of varying intensities of warm-up in the performance of a gross motor task were tested among women who were members of a basic instruction individual fitness class. The bicycle ergometer was used as the warm-up device, while the heart rate was monitored through the use of a Corbin-Farnsworth Cardiotachometer. A modified jump test served as the gross motor task. The data collection occurred over a four day period. An analysis of variance procedure was used to determine whether significant differences occurred in test performance between subjects, and between the four treatments for each subject. At the .05 level, significant differences were observed between treatments for each subject, however, there were no significant differences between treatments for each subject. Under the conditions which existed during this investigation it was concluded that warm-up of varying intensities does not significantly influence performance on a gross motor task.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Motor learning

Exercise

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

47

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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