Henry Hauser

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Healey, William Albert||McAdam, Robert Everett, 1920-

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Physical Education




The problem was to compare the rate and total time of recovery between the walking and the sitting method, after exercise, among boys of 11 and 12 years of age. The pur­pose was to determine if any significant correlation exis­ted between the two methods of walking and sitting when used for recovery. The procedure included 5 boys, all participating in both methods, sitting and walking, after running the one hundred yard dash. Three trials of each method was taken. The heart rate was recorded, at 2 minute intervals, until complete recovery was attained. The data gathered indicated a sharp decline of pulse rate immediately after the run in the walking method, while the deceleration rate was somewhat uniform during the sit­ting method. The total recovery time was shorter during the walking method than during the sitting method. The plateau reached during the walking method was assumed to be the complete recovery of each subject. In correlating the two methods the Rank Order Correlation was applied and the value r indicated -.85. This implied an inverse relationship between the two meth­ods. The subjects who recorded the shortest recovery time during the sitting method showed the longest recovery time during the walking method.


Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.


38 pages




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