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Influence of Own Body Exercise on Selected Physical Fitness Variable among Hockey Players

Abstract:

This study was designed to determine effect of own body exercise on physical fitness variables among male hockey players. To achieve the purpose of the study twenty school male hockey players were selected from various schools in and around Chennai, Tamilnadu. Their age ranged between 15 and 17 years. The selected subjects were divided into two groups. Group I underwent own body exercise training and Group II acted as control. The experimental group was given own body exercise training for three days a week, for a period of 12 weeks. Before and after the training all the subjects were measured on cardiovascular endurance, Sprinting ability and agility. Cardiovascular endurance was measured by cooper test, sprinting performance was measured by 50 meters sprinting test and agility was measured by shuttle run. The data collected from the subjects were statistically analyzed with ‘ANCOVA’ to find out significant improvement at 0.05 level of confidence. The results reveal that the 12 weeks own body exercise training programme significantly improved the cardiovascular endurance, sprinting ability and agility of male hockey players.

Author Name : M. Kalaichezhian, Dr. E. Simson Jesudass

Keywords: Cardiovascular endurance, Sprint, Agility.