Date of Award


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Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology & Public Health Education


This study was conducted to establish those changes which occurred in muscular strength, muscular endurance, and circulorespiratory endurance over a one season period. Pre-season, pre-Christmas, post- Christmas, and post-season tests were administered to eleven University of North Dakota varsity wrestlers. The tests included the twelve minute run-walk, used to measure circulorespiratory endurance, and two weight training lifts—the bench press and the prone row, used to measure muscular strength and endurance. Each of the lifts was administered to test muscular responses four ways: static strength, static endurance, dynamic strength, and dynamic endurance.

A Randomized Block Analysis of Variance and the Dunn's c Test were used to analyze the results at the 0.05 level of significance. Significant gains occurred in the dynamic strength prone row test. Significant losses occurred in static endurance bench press and prone row. Gains also occurred in the static strength bench press and the twelve minute run-walk. Losses occurred in dynamic strength bench press, dynamic endurance prone row and bench press.