Effects of Medicine Ball Training on Selected Fitness Performance of Physical Education Students


The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of medicine ball training on selected fitness performance of physical education students. To achieve this purpose of the study thirty men students from Bharathidasan University, Department of physical education were selected randomly as subjects. Their age ranged from 17 to 25 years. The subjects (N=30) were randomly assigned equally into two groups, in which group I underwent medicine ball training (N=15) and group II (N=15) acted as control. The medicine ball training was given for six weeks. Flexibility was evaluated by the stand and reach test. Power was evaluated by the standing broad jump and Abdominal strength was measured by a medicine ball abdominal curl. The pre-test and post test data were statistically examined with dependent‘ t’- test, In all cases 0.05 level of confidence was fixed as the level of significance difference. There was a significant improvement on selected fitness performance due to medicine ball training.

Author Name : Dr.A.Merlin Thanka Daniel

Keywords: Medicine Ball Training, Power, Abdominal Strength.