Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1986

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Robert N. Irving, Jr.

Second Committee Member

John Gregor

Third Committee Member

John A. Green

Fourth Committee Member

Richard G. Thompson, Jr.


This study utilized 90 college women from Central Washington University to determine if there are significant differences in strength scores between Rowney Knees-on Push-up Method and three body position variations and cadences. The main outcome of this research reflected two significant differences between Rowney's method and body position and cadences. No significant differences were found between experimental body position variations and cadences. The results of this study confirm the hypothesis that changes in push-up technique may produce significant differences in strength scores.