Effect of Aerobic Interval Training on Selected Physical Variables among College Level Football Players


The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of aerobic interval training on physical variables among college level football players. To achieve the purpose of the present study, thirty college level football players from Renugambal College of Physical Education, Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India were selected as subjects at random and their ages ranged from 18 to 25 years. The selected subjects are divided in to two groups. The experimental group participated aerobic interval training for six weeks. The control group was not undergone any training other than their daily routine. The criterion measures speed was measured by 50 metres run test and the unit is in seconds, agility was measured by shuttle run and the unit is in seconds and explosive power was measured by vertical jump and the unit is in centimetres. The two groups were statistically analysed by using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) at 0.05 level. The result of the study reveals that there was a significant improvement in the experimental group on selected variables when compared to the control group after the completion of six weeks of aerobic interval training. The aerobic interval training group has showed better performance on speed, agility and explosive power than the control group.

Author Name : J.Senthilkumar, Dr.D.Gokulakrishnan

Keywords: Aerobic Interval Training, Speed, Agility, Explosive Power, Football.