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Effect of Ladder Training on Selected Physical Fitness Components of Basketball Players

Author(s) Name: 

Dr. R. Thanalakshmi

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of ladder training on selected physical fitness components of Basket ball players. To achieve this purpose of this study, twenty four men Basket ball players studying  in the aditanar Educational Institutions, Tiruchendur, Tamilnadu, India, during the academic year 2018 – 2019 were randomly selected as subjects.  The age, height and weight of the selected subjects were ranged from 18 to 23 years, 165 to 182 cm and 58 to 75 kilogram respectively.  The selected subjects were divided into two equal groups of twelve subjects each at random. Group I underwent ladder training for three days per week for twelve weeks. Group II acted as control that did not undergo any special training programme apart from their regular activities. In this study, the ladder training were selected as independent variable. The following variables namely speed and agility were selected as criterion variables. The pre and post test random group design was used as experimental design. The data were collected from the two groups at prior to and immediately after the training programme on selected dependent variables such as speed and agility by using 50mts run and shuttle run. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to determine the differences, if any, among the adjusted post test means on selected dependent variables. The .05 level of confidence was fixed as the level of significance. The results of the study showed there was a significant difference between ladder training group and control group on selected physical fitness components such as speed and agility. The ladder training showed significant improvement on selected physical fitness components such as speed and agility.

 Keywords:

Ladder Training, Physical Fitness, Basketball.

Please cite this article as:

Dr. R. Thanalakshmi (2019). Effect of Ladder Training on Selected Physical Fitness Components of Basketball Players. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 6, 1(8), 41-43.