Portland State University. Department of Health and Physical Education
Date of Award
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.) in Health and Physical Education
1 online resource (74 p.)
Body composition, Weight lifting -- Physiological aspects, Running -- Physiological aspects
The present study attempted to investigate whether a combined weight and endurance training program can elicit more favorable changes in body composition than either method of training alone. Body composition parameters (absolute fat and fat-free weight) were evaluated using circumference measurements, skinfolds and hydrostatic weighing. Cardiorespiratory fitness was evaluated via a modified Harvard step-test. All tests were administered before and after 10 weeks of training. Exercises were performed 3 days/week for 40 minutes/day. Male volunteers (n=21) were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups (weight training only, endurance running only, combined weight training and endurance running).
Hesslink, Robert L. Jr., "The effects of a combined weight training and running program on body composition in college males" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3319.