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Effect of Aerobic Training on Selected Physical Variables among College Men

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of aerobic training on selected physical variables among college men. To achieve the purpose of the present study, thirty men from Thanthai Hans Roever College, Perambalur, Tamilnadu, India were selected as subjects at random and their ages ranged from 18 to 25 years. The subjects (N=30) were randomly assigned to two equal groups of fifteen subjects each. Pre test was conducted for all the subjects on selected physical variables. This initial test scores formed as pre test scores of the subjects. The groups were assigned as Experimental Group I and Control Group in an equivalent manner. Experimental Group I was exposed to aerobic training and Control Group was not exposed to any experimental training other than their regular daily activities. The duration of experimental period was 6 weeks. Endurance and flexibility was assessed by cooper’s 12 minutes run and sit and reach test respectively. After the experimental treatment, all the thirty subjects were tested on their physical variables. This final test scores formed as post test scores of the subjects. The pre test and post test scores were subjected to statistical analysis using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to find out the significance among the mean differences. In all cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed to test hypotheses. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was computed because the subjects were selected random, but the groups were not equated in relation to the factors to be examined. It was observed that the six weeks of aerobic training have significantly improved the selected physical variables among college men.

Author Name : Dr.M.Suresh Kumar

Keywords: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, School Boys.