The effect of two different exercise programs on college women as measured by girth and skinfold thickness

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Patricia L. Sylvester (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: Thirty-two women students at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro participated in a study of the effect of two different exercise programs, one isometric and one stretching, on selected girth and skinfold thickness measurements. The subjects were randomly divided into two groups, both of which exercised daily for a four weeks period. All subjects were measured at the beginning and end of the study. Girth measurements were taken of the hips, waist, and right upper-arm. Skinfold thicknesses measured were triceps and subscapular. Using Fisher's "t" test of significant difference between initial and final scores, the isometric exercise group showed a reduction of hip girth, upper arm girth and upper arm skinfold measurements significant at the five per cent level of confidence or better. There was no statistically significant difference in initial and final measurements of the waist girth and subscapular skinfold thickness.

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Language: English
Date: 1967

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