ERIC Number: ED098161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Intensity of Work Required to Elicit a Training Effect in Women.
Rosentswieg, Joel; Burrhus, Paulette
Thirty volunteer college women are randomly assigned to different work intensities to determine the threshold of cardiovascular training for young, untrained women. A Quinton 607 Heartrate Controller maintined the specified work intensity on a treadmill. Training consisted of 15 minutes of work, three times per week for one month. Workload was held constant for subgroups. Cardiovascular training effects were determined by using the Balke protocol prior to, miday, and after the training period. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was the statistical technique employed for repeated measures. Results indicate that there were no significant differences in the variables measured for each of the groups. Programs of walking three times per week do not appear to be sufficiently stressful to induce changes in selected cardiovascular parameters for young women during a one-month period. (A 13-item bibliography is included.) (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Woman's Univ., Denton.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Anaheim, California, March 1974)