Author Name(s): Dr.P.Kulothungan
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of aerobic and aerobic cross training on pulmonary function. For this purpose of the study forty five subjects studying various course of bachelor degree at Vivekananda Arts and Science College, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India were selected at random as subjects in the age group of 19 – 24 years. They were divided into three equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects, in this study consisted of two experimental variables aerobic training and aerobic cross training. The allotment of groups was done at random, thus Group-I aerobic training, Group-II aerobic cross 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 was fixed as a test the significance. When the obtained ‘F’ ratio was significant, Scheffe’s post hoc test was used to find out the significant paired mean differences. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference among aerobic training and aerobic cross training groups as compared to control group on forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume one second. And also it was found that there was a significant improvement on forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume one second due to aerobic training group as compared aerobic cross training group.
Keywords: Aerobic training, Aerobic cross training, Forced vital capacity, Forced expiratory volume one second and Spirometry.
Please cite this article as: Dr.P.Kulothungan. Effect of Aerobic and Aerobic Cross Training Programs on Pulmonary Function. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 2014, 1, 3(24), 94 – 98.