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Influence of Continuous and Interval Running on Selected Strength and Endurance Parameters

Author Name(s):

Dr. R.Chinnaiyan

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to find the effect of continuous running and interval running on selected strength and endurance parameters.  For this purpose of the study, forty five subjects studying M.P.Ed ’s degree in Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai university, Annamalai Nagar, Tamilnadu were selected as subjects. The age group of 18 – 24 years were selected.  They were divided into three equal groups of fifteen subjects each. In which group – I underwent continuous running, group – II underwent interval running and group – III acted as control, who did not participate in any special training.  The experimental groups underwent their respective training programme for three days in a week for twelve weeks. The following variables namely explosive strength, strength endurance and cardio respiratory endurance were selected as criterion variables. The selected strength and endurance parameters namely explosive strength, strength endurance and cardio respiratory endurance were tested by using standing broad jump, bend knee sit ups and cooper’s 12 min run/ walk test separately. The pre and post test data were collected with the subjects at prior to and after the training period on selected strength and endurance parameters. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the significant difference, if any among the groups separately. Since, three groups were involved, whenever the obtained ‘F’ ratio for the adjusted post test was found to be significant, the scheffe’s test was applied as post hoc test to find out the paired mean differences. In all the cases .05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as an appropriate. It was concluded from the results that the continuous running and interval running groups have improved selected strength and endurance parameters significantly.

 

Keywords: Continuous, Interval, Strength, Endurance Parameters.

Please cite this article as: Dr. R.Chinnaiyan (2017). Influence of Continuous and Interval Running on Selected Strength and Endurance Parameters. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 4, 8(18), 69-72.