Publication Date

1964

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Brigham, Robert J.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Physical Education

LCSH

Muscles

Abstract

Two program of isometric exercises were compared to determine which was more effective in improving muscular strength. The study was conducted with one experimental group using one isometric contraction per exercise of six seconds duration. The other experimental group executed three contractions per exercise of six seconds duration. The experiment was conducted for a period of four weeks with ten subjects participating In each of the two groups. The students were selected from the 1964 summer school classes of the Physical Education Department at Northern Illinois University. Kraus Weber "Abdominal minus psoas" test and Mc Cloy's arm strength test, were administered to the subjects at the first and last meetings of the experiment. The data was gathered from the performance scores made on the two strength tests. The results indicated no significant increase of strength between the two programs of isometric exercises. There was a significant increase in strength within each isometric repetition group.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [30]-33.

Extent

37 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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