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A Study Of Height And Height-Measuring Techniques, Karen Perez Escobar Apr 1995

A Study Of Height And Height-Measuring Techniques, Karen Perez Escobar

Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses

Height-measuring techniques were evaluated for accuracy and reproducibility between observers and devices. The measuring stick method and the Harpenden Stadiometer method of measurement were compared using standard measuring techniques. The results show that height varies with time of day, but that the measuring device used makes no difference on mean height measurements done on an individual by one observer or by more than one observer.


The Effect Of Rapid Weight Loss On Cognitive Function In Collegiate Wrestlers, Celeste Wendy Choma Jan 1995

The Effect Of Rapid Weight Loss On Cognitive Function In Collegiate Wrestlers, Celeste Wendy Choma

Ithaca College Theses

This study examined the effect of rapid weight loss on cognitive function in collegiate wrestlers.


Effects Of Carbohydrate Beverage Ingestion On Indicators Of Atheletic Performance In Female Varsity Lacrosse Players, Kristin J. Wood Jan 1995

Effects Of Carbohydrate Beverage Ingestion On Indicators Of Atheletic Performance In Female Varsity Lacrosse Players, Kristin J. Wood

Ithaca College Theses

Nine female Division III college varsity lacrosse players were studied in controlled laboratory testing while four of the same nine plus an additional four subjects participated in a rigorous field experiment (N=8).

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Effect Of Exercise Induced Muscle Soreness On The Motor Control Properties Of The Biceps Brachii, Alan J. Pearce Jan 1995

Effect Of Exercise Induced Muscle Soreness On The Motor Control Properties Of The Biceps Brachii, Alan J. Pearce

Theses : Honours

The objective of this study was to note the time course changes for up to 28 days on the motor control properties of biceps brachii muscle following a bout of eccentric exercise. Eight subjects (5 male, 25-40 years of age) performed 35 maximal voluntary eccentric contractions with the non-preferred arm of the elbow flexors through 130° of extension of 90°s-1. Voluntary electromyographic (EMG) activity and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) elicited by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) were recorded via surface electrodes placed over the belly of the biceps brachii muscle. Maximal isometric strength was measured at 90° elbow flexion ...


Effects Of Oral Creatine Supplementation On Performance And Muscle Metabolism During Maximal Exercise , Timothy Mark Ruden Jan 1995

Effects Of Oral Creatine Supplementation On Performance And Muscle Metabolism During Maximal Exercise , Timothy Mark Ruden

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of oral creatine supplementation on performance and muscle metabolism during maximal exercise. Nine subjects (5 female, 4 male) performed two 30 s maximal exercise bouts on a cycle ergometer separated by a period of two weeks to allow for adequate washout. Each exercise bout was preceded by 4 days of supplementation with a placebo (PL) or creatine (CR). The subjects consumed 5g of PL or CR four times a day prior to the trial. Treatments were administered in a double-blind, crossover design. Power output was measured in watts every second ...


Is There A Difference In Cortical Representation Between Dominant And Non-Dominant Arm Muscles Of Elite Badminton Players?, Dylan J. Edwards Jan 1995

Is There A Difference In Cortical Representation Between Dominant And Non-Dominant Arm Muscles Of Elite Badminton Players?, Dylan J. Edwards

Theses : Honours

Training for sport involves the development of skill and coordination. The physiological changes associated with skill acquisition are complex and at present poorly understood. One of the areas in the central nervous system thought to be involved with skill acquisition is the cerebral motor cortex where localised areas are responsible for controlling specific muscle groups. Learning or improving a motor skill may require reorganisation of the cortical areas controlling relevant muscles to accommodate the new skill. To test this idea we studied a group of elite badminton players that were highly skilled in their dominant playing arm. Transcranial magnetic stimulation ...


A Comparison Of Two Isotonic Resistance Training Routines For Individuals With Above Average Strength, Craig L. Kruse Jan 1995

A Comparison Of Two Isotonic Resistance Training Routines For Individuals With Above Average Strength, Craig L. Kruse

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if individuals, possessing above average strength in the bench press exercise, would improve their 1RM more by using an experimental resistance training program as compared to a program of a more traditional nature.

Seventeen male subjects between the age 18 and 26 years, mean age 21.8 years, who were considered to have an above average strength level in the bench press exercise (a bench press strength to body weight ratio, S/BW, greater than 1.00) participated in this study. The subjects had an average S/BW of 1.17. All ...