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Enhancements of Resistance Training and Pilates Exercises on Speed Performance among College Men Football Players

Author Name(s):

Dr. A. Neethi

Abstract

The present study was designed to find out the enhancements of resistance training and palates’ exercises on speed performance among college men football players. To attain the purpose, forty five(N=45) men Football players studying various Arts & Science Colleges, affiliated to Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamilnadu, India, during the year 2014-2015 were selected as subjects. The age of the subjects were ranged from 17 to 22 years. Among various sports specific trainings only, Resistance training, Pilates training was selected for this study. The subjects were divided at random into three groups of fifteen each (n=15).  Group-I underwent Resistance Training, Group-II underwent Pilates Exercises and Group-III acted as Control. All the subjects were tested prior to and immediately after the training for all the selected variables. The dependent variable selected for this study was Speed, and it was assessed by 50 Meters run test. Data were collected before and after the training period of 12 weeks. One way ANCOVA was used to find out the significant differences.  Scheffe’s post hoc test was applied to determine the significant difference between the paired means. In all the cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed.  The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference among the Experimental groups and control group on Speed performance.  Further, the results of the study showed Pilates Exercises group was better than Resistance training group and Control Group in Speed performance.

 

Keywords: Resistance Training, Pilates Exercises, Speed.

Please cite this article as: Dr. A. Neethi. Enhancements of Resistance Training and Pilates Exercises on Speed Performance among College Men Football Players. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 2015, 2, 5(22), 106-108.