Author(s) Name: K. Senthilkumar & Dr. K. Sivakumar
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of sand running on selected physiological variables such as breath holding time and resting pulse rate. To achieve this purpose of the study, thirty men students studying in Voorhees College, Vellore, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India were selected as subjects at random. The age of the subjects were ranged from 18 to 20 years. The selected subjects were divided into two equal groups of fifteen subjects each, such as sand running group (Group I) and control group (Group II). The sand running group (Group I) underwent their respective training programme for three days per week for twelve weeks. Group II acted as control. All the subjects of two groups were tested on selected criterion variable such as breath holding time at prior to and immediately after the training programme by using holding the breath for time and radial pulse. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analysis the significant difference, if any in-between the groups. The level of significant to test the ‘F’ ratio obtained by the analysis of covariance was tested at .05 level of confidence, which was considered as an appropriate. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between sand running group and control group on selected physiological variables such as breath holding time and resting pulse rate. Significant changes on selected criterion variables namely breath holding time and resting pulse rate were also noticed due to sand running.
Keywords: Sand Running, Physiological Variables, Men Sprinters.
Cite this article as: K. Senthilkumar & Dr. K. Sivakumar (2018). Effect of Sand Running on Selected Physiological Variables among College Men Sprinters. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 5, 4(9), 37-39.