An investigation of the effects of two training programs on selected cardio-respiratory variables of college women

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Louise Chloe King (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The total fitness of an individual should be the aim of every physical educator. Physical fitness, in particular, has been emphasized as an accepted objective of physical education throughout its history(2). Only through exercise and training can one's fitness level be raised. Extensive research has been conducted using various types and methods of training to improve levels of fitness. According to Morehouse and Miller(15), the method of training should be related to the dominant feature of the event. The training in this study stressed endurance as the primary factor being developed. Endurance may be defined as "the ability to continue work.” (16:26) In order to increase the capacity of the individual to continue work, the theory of overload was practiced. This advocates developing the individual by increasing the intensity of the activity. Morehouse and Rasch state that endurance is limited by two factors: "the willingness to work on in spite of the pain of fatigue, and the capacity of the homeostatic mechanism to make rapid and extensive adjustments within the functioning organism.” (16:25) in light of the latter of these two limiting factors, the cardio-respiratory functions were studied to observe the effects of the training upon the body.

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Language: English
Date: 1962

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