A study of college females in reference to maximal oxygen consumption and body composition

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1975

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine differences and similarities in maximal oxygen consumption and body composition among college female dancers, athletes and inactive students, as well as to initiate a physiological data base on dancers. Methods: Subjects for the study were: thirty-nine students from Sam Houston State University classified as active females which specifically included dancers and athletes; and twenty-three students from the University of Houston classified as inactive females. All subjects were administered a test to determine aerobic endurance, measured by the Cooper 1.5 mile run/walk and a test to determine per cent body fat, measured by skinfold measurements described by Pollock and Jackson. Findings: From the data collected in this study, the following was concluded:

  1. There is a significant difference between college female dancers, athletes and inactive students in reference to maximal oxygen consumption. a. There is a significant difference between dancers and athletes in reference to maximal oxygen consumption. b. There is a significant difference between athletes and inactive students in reference to maximal oxygen consumption. 2. There is no significant difference between college female dancers, athletes and inactive students in reference to body composition.

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Body composition., Oxygen in the body--Measurement.

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