The purpose of the study was to find out the impact of circular strength training with tapering on selected physiological and performance variables namely vital capacity, forced vital capacity, slow vital capacity, and maximum voluntary ventilation and playing ability among male handball players. To achieve the purpose of the study twenty eight male handball player have been randomly selected from various colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The age of subjects were ranged from 18 to 25 years. The subjects had past experience of at least three years in handball players and only who those represented their respective college teams were taken as subjects. A series of physiological tests was carried out on each participant. These included vital capacity, forced vital capacity, slow vital capacity and maximum voluntary ventilation assessed by spirometer and performance assessed by judges rating. The subjects were randomly assigned into two groups of fourteen each, such as experimental and control groups. The experimental group participated in the circular strength training with tapering for 3 days a week, one session per day and for 8 weeks each session lasted 45 minutes. The control group maintained their daily routine activities and no special training was given. The subjects of the two groups were tested on selected variables prior and immediately after the training period. The collected data were analyzed statistically through analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) to find out the significance difference, if any between the groups. The 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the level of significance difference, if any between groups. The results of the study showed that there was significant level differences exist between circular strength training with tapering group and control group. And also circular strength training with tapering group showed significant improvement on level of vital capacity, forced vital capacity, slow vital capacity, maximum voluntary ventilation and performance compared to control group.
Author Name : S. Rameshkumar & Dr.R. Jayachandran
Keywords: Circular Training, Tapering, Vital Capacity, Maximum Voluntary Ventilation.