Strength increase as a factor in the performance of a gymnastic skill

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Donna C. Preskitt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not an increase in abdominal and shoulder strength were factors in the performance of the skin-the-cat skill on the high uneven parallel bar in gymnastics, to devise two exercise programs (prescribed exercise and apparatus exercise) for developing abdominal and shoulder strength and to determine if one program was superior to the other in terms of effectiveness and efficiency in developing strength and in resulting successful performance of the skill. The cable tensiometer was the instrument selected to assess strength measures. Subjects for the study were college women enrolled in gymnastic classes at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro during the second semester of the 1966-67 academic year. The subjects were students who were unable to perform the skin-the-cat skill prior to the beginning of the study. The subjects were equated into two separate groups with each being assigned to follow one of the devised exercise programs. Each program involved a maximum time of ten minutes of exercise two days per week for a period of five weeks.

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Language: English
Date: 1967

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