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Effect of Different Intensities of Resistance Training with Yogic Packages on Resting Pulse Rate and Breath Holding Time among Untrained College Students

Author(s) Name: 

Mr. K. Manigandan & Dr. M. Muralikrishna

Abstract:

The purpose of the study is to find out the effect of varied intensities of resistance training with yoga practice on resting pulse rate and breath holding time among untrained college male students. To achieve the purpose of the present study forty five male students in the age group of 17 to 22 years from the SACD College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu during the year 2018-2019 were selected as subjects at random from the total population of two hundred eighty four students. The age, height and weight of the subjects were ranged from 17 to 22 (mean  S.D. 19.3  0.8 years) years, 153 to 165 cms (mean height = 157 + 0.32 cms) and 55 to 69 kg (mean weight = 59.3 + 0.41 kg) respectively. They were divided into three groups, in which, Group – I (n=15) underwent low intensity resistance training with yoga practice, group – II (n=15) underwent medium intensity resistance training with yoga practice and group III (n=15) acted as control, who did not participate any special training apart from their regular routine activities. The subjects were tested on selected criterion variables such as resting pulse rate and breath holding time at prior to and immediately after the training period. For testing the resting pulse rate, Pulse rate per minute test was used and to test the breath holding time, holding the breath for maximum duration test was administered. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the significant difference if any, between the experimental groups and control group on selected criterion variables separately. Since there were three groups involved in the present study, the Scheffé S test was used as post-hoc test. The result of the study shows that there was a significant improvement in resting pulse rate and breath holding time after the low intensity resistance training with yogic practice and medium intensity resistance training with yogic practice.

 Keywords:

Resistance training, yoga exercises, resting pulse rate, breath holding time.

Please cite this article as:

Mr. K. Manigandan & Dr. M. Muralikrishna (2019). Effect of Different Intensities of Resistance Training with Yogic Packages on Resting Pulse Rate and Breath Holding Time among Untrained College Students. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 6, 11(3), 18-20.