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Effect of Strength Training and Endurance Training on Maximal Oxygen Uptake (Vo2max) among Football Players

Abstract :

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of strength training and endurance training on maximal oxygen uptake (Vo2 max). To achieve this purpose thirty men football players studying bachelor’s of Engineering, Sri Sai-Ram Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, were randomly selected and divided into three groups of ten each. The age of the subjects, ranged from 18 to 24 years. This study consisted of two experimental variables (strength training and endurance training). The allotment of groups was done at random, thus Group-I underwent strength training , Group-II underwent endurance training, for three days per week for twelve weeks, Group-III acted as control. All the subjects were tested prior to and after the experimentation period. The collected data were statistically treated by using ANCOVA, and 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance. When the obtained ‘F’ ratio was significant, Scheffe’s post hoc test was used to find out the paired mean difference. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference among strength training group and endurance training group as compared to control group on maximal oxygen uptake (Vo2 max). And also it was found that there was significant improvement on maximal oxygen uptake (Vo2 max) due to endurance training as compared to strength training.

Author Name : P.K.Kumar & Dr.P. Kulothungan

Keywords: Strength training, Endurance training, Maximal oxygen uptake (Vo2 max).