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ERIC Number: ED179493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Body Composition and Strength of Female Athletes on Two Different Training Programs.
Oyster, Nancy
Thirty-one championship caliber women athletes participating on varsity teams at Ohio State University were trained using two different conditioning programs, in an attempt to determine the physiological outcomes of weight training versus cardiovascular-oriented conditioning. Fourteen tennis players followed a program of high-resistance weight training; 19 basketball players used a program emphasizing cardiovascular-endurance activities. Results, largely presented in tabular form, illustrate changes in body composition, muscle girths, and strength, based on t-test analysis methods. Small decreases were found on all of the muscle girth measures for both teams. Neither training program resulted in evident muscle hypertrophy, and the percentage of body fat became relatively equal between teams by the termination of the program. Both teams showed significant lower extremity strength gains. (Author/LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A