Effects of Tapering on Endurance among Pondicherry University Cricket Players

Abstract :

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of tapering on cardiovascular endurance among Pondicherry
University inter-collegiate cricket players. Thirty (30) inter-collegiate cricket players were selected at random from
Pondicherry University. The ages of the subjects were between 18 and 25 years. Cardiovascular endurance was chosen as the study variable. All the subjects underwent specific cricket training for six weeks. After completion of six weeks’ training, the selected subjects were randomly divided into two groups of fifteen each (n = 15). The initial 12-minute runand-walk test (Cooper test) was conducted for both the groups and the performance was studied. Experimental group 1 underwent linear tapering for 2 weeks and experimental group 2 was not given any treatment (detraining). After 2 weeks, the final test (Cooper test) was conducted for experimental group 1 and experimental group 2. The collected data were analyzed through ANCOVA to find the differences between the groups. The results of the study indicated that the tapering group showed a significant improvement in the selected dependent variable (cardiovascular endurance) when compared to the detraining group. Therefore, tapering the training results in improvement when compared to the detraining group.

Author Name : M.Udayachandran & Dr. M.Elayaraja


Keywords: Tapering, Detraining, Cardiovascular endurance.