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Kinesiology

1987

Ithaca College Theses

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Effects Of Menstrual Cycle Phase On Selected Performance Variables In Athletes And Nonathletes, Lynn Marie Clement Jan 1987

Effects Of Menstrual Cycle Phase On Selected Performance Variables In Athletes And Nonathletes, Lynn Marie Clement

Ithaca College Theses

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Relationship Between Fitness Level Of Female Basketball Coaches And Their Cardiac Response During Game Situations, Jerry N. Rickrode Jan 1987

Relationship Between Fitness Level Of Female Basketball Coaches And Their Cardiac Response During Game Situations, Jerry N. Rickrode

Ithaca College Theses

This study investigated the relationship between fitness level of female basketball coaches and their cardiac response during game situations. In addition, the relationship between ranking of critical incidents by expert basketball coaches and cardiac response by subjects during critical incidents was studied.

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Effect Of A Prophylactic Knee Brace On Leg Muscle Performance Of Athletes, Nih-Mey Wang Chen Jan 1987

Effect Of A Prophylactic Knee Brace On Leg Muscle Performance Of Athletes, Nih-Mey Wang Chen

Ithaca College Theses

This study investigated the effect of prophylactic knee brace wearing on physical performance as measured by selected parameters. The 10 subjects were members of the 1985 Ithaca College women's lacrosse team. The Cybex II isokinetic dynamometer was used to assess the performance of the quadriceps at two angular velocities (60 and 120 deg/s), and the Wingate cycling test was administered to determine anaerobic capacity. Additionally, blood samples were taken to determine circulating lactate levels before and after exercise. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed physical performance was significantly better (E < .05) under the no brace condition compared to the brace wearing condition. It was concluded that performance, as described by blood lactate production, peak anaerobic power, peak torque output at 60 deg/s, rise time at 60 deg/s, and time to fatigue, was decreased significantly by prophylactic knee brace wearing. Rise time had the greatest influence upon the multivariate difference, but there was no statistical evidence to support a significant effect of this or any other single individual variable. However, there was a tendency for all variables to show slightly better performance under the no brace condition. Given the lack of evidence from previous research to support a protective effect of prophylactic knee brace wearing and the current findings of impeded performance with brace wearing, there is little reason to support their use by athletes with stable knees.


The Effect Of A Prophylactic Knee Brace On Muscle Performance, Cindy Aiken Gold Jan 1987

The Effect Of A Prophylactic Knee Brace On Muscle Performance, Cindy Aiken Gold

Ithaca College Theses

This study investigated the effect of a prophylactic knee brace on muscle performance as described by lactate concentration difference, maximal anaerobic power, peak torque, rise time, and time to fatigue.

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The Effect Of Various Frequencies And Durations Of Flexibility Training Upon Hamstring Range Of Motion, Amira El-Dabh Ranney Jan 1987

The Effect Of Various Frequencies And Durations Of Flexibility Training Upon Hamstring Range Of Motion, Amira El-Dabh Ranney

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a selected combination of frequencies and durations of stretching on hamstring muscle flexibility. [This is an excerpt from the abstract. For the complete abstract, please see the document.]