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Effect of Circuit Training Programme on Speed and Agility

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of circuit training programme on speed and agility among women students. To achieve this purpose, 20 women students were randomly selected as subjects from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University studying in various classes. The age of the subjects were ranged from 18 to 23 years. The subjects were further classified at random into two equal groups of 10 subjects each in which group – I underwent circuit training programme for three days per week for eight weeks and group – II acted as control who were not undergo any special training programme. The selected criterion variables such as speed and agility were assessed before and after the training period. The collected data were statistically analysed by using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The speed was assessed by administering 50 meters dash and agility was assessed by administering the shuttle run test. From the results of the study, it was found that there was a significant improvement on speed and agility for circuit training group when compared with the control group.

Author Name : Dr. R. Venkatachalapathy

Keywords: Circuit Training Programme, Speed, Agility, ANCOVA.