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Effect of Core Training associated with Speed Training on Horizontal and Vertical Explosive Power among College Students

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect core training on horizontal and vertical explosive power among college students. Twenty four college students studying from Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Tiruchendur were selected randomly as subjects. The age of the subjects ranged from 21 to 28 years. The selected subjects were divided into two groups. Group I underwent core training and Group II acted as control. The experimental group (core training) was subjected to the core training for alternative three days for up to four weeks. The core training was selected as independent variable and the criterion variables horizontal and explosive power were selected as dependent variables and the selected dependent variables were assessed by the standardized test items. Horizontal explosive power was assessed by standing broad jump test and the unit of measurement in centimeters, and vertical explosive power was assessed by vertical jump test and the unit of measurement in centimeters. The experimental design selected for this study was pre and post test randomized design. The data were collected from each subject before and after the training period and statistically analyzed by using dependent‘t’ test and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). It was found that there was a significant improvement and significant different exist due to the effect of core training on horizontal and explosive power.

Author Name : T. Kali Raj, Dr. S. Bevinson Perinbaraj

Keywords: Core Training, Speed Training, Explosive Power, Horizontal, Vertical.