Sports training is the overall scientific and systematic channel of preparation of sportspersons for the highest level
of sports performance. The aim of sports training in competitive sports is to prepare the sportspersons for the attainment of highest possible sports performance in competition. The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of sand training and yogic practices on breath holding time among college men football players. To achieve this purpose, forty five men football players from various colleges of University of Madras were randomly selected and they were assigned into three groups namely sand training group, yogic practice group and control group. The training program was scheduled for five days a week and each training session consist of 45 minutes. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) statistical technique was used to test the adjusted post-test mean differences among sand training group, yogic practice group and control group and the adjusted post-test result was significant, the Scheffe’s post-hoc test was used to determine the significance of the paired mean differences. Yogic practice group made significant improvement on breath holding time among college men football players due to the six weeks of yogic practices. It was concluded that yogic practices significantly improved breath holding time than sand training among college men football players.
Author Name : Dr. C. Kubendran
Keywords: Sand Training, Yogic Practices, Breath Holding Time.