The effect of endurance swimming on the cardiorespiratory fitness levels of sedentary, middle aged men and women

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dc.contributor.advisor Getchell, Bud, 1934- en_US
dc.contributor.author Luetkemeier, Maurie J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:18Z
dc.date.created 1978 en_US
dc.date.issued 1978
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1978 .L84 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181816
dc.description.abstract Twelve middle aged men and women (23-59 years) participated in twelve weeks (36 sessions) of endurance swim training at an approximate intensity of 75% maximum heart rate (Karvonen Method) (14). This training resulted in improved cardiorespiratory fitness as evidenced by a significant (9.4%) increase in mean maximal oxygen uptake (liters/ min.) and a significant bradycardial response during submaximal walking. Subjects lost significant amounts of subcutaneous body fat, as measured by skinfold calipers, but experienced very little change in absolute body weight (.1 kg.) suggesting an increase in muscle weight. Data from the submaximal walking test, administered after each 12 session period of training, showed a nonlinear decline in heart rate throughout training. This, possibly, was in response to an accumulating fatigue factor brought on by a rapid increase in the amount of total work that the subjects were doing during the middle stage of training.
dc.format.extent ix, 53 leaves : graphs ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Swimming -- Physiological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart function tests. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical fitness -- Testing. en_US
dc.title The effect of endurance swimming on the cardiorespiratory fitness levels of sedentary, middle aged men and women en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/286021 en_US


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