Effect of Game-Specific Training With and Without Mental Imagery on Selected Physiological Variables among Hockey Players


The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of game-specific training with and without mental imagery on selected physiological among hockey players. To achieve the purpose of the present study, forty five men Hockey players from Sholapur district, Maharastra, India were selected as subjects at random and their ages ranged from 18 to 25 years. The subjects were divided into three equal groups of fifteen each. Group I acted as Experimental Group I (Game-specific Training), Group II acted as Experimental Group II (Game-specific Training with Mental Imagery Training) Group III acted as Control Group. The duration of experimental period was 12 weeks. After the experimental treatment, all the forty five subjects were tested on their physiological variables. This final test scores formed as post test scores of the subjects. The pre test and post test scores were subjected to statistical analysis using dependent ‘t’ test and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to find out the significance among the mean differences, whenever the ‘F’ ratio for adjusted test was found to be significant, Scheffe’s post hoc test was used. In all cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed to test hypotheses. The game-specific training with mental imagery group had shown significant improvement in all the selected physiological variables than the game-specific training group and control group.

Author Name (s): Mushtaq Mahammad Kutubuddin Shaikh, Dr.V.Vallimurugan

Keywords: Game-Specific Training, Mental Imagery, Hockey, Resting Pulse Rate, Vital Capacity.