The purpose of this study was to find out the comparative effect of specific arm and leg strength training exercises on the performance of fast and spin bowlers.
Material and Methods: The study was delimited to the 30 male cricket players belonging to the age group 18 to 28 years of CSJMU, Kanpur Cricket Match Practice Group and delimited to following training period of ten weeks specific weight training programme. Analysis of co-variance was used to find out the significant difference among the difference exercise group and the level of significance set as 0.05 level.
Results: The difference between the paired adjusted final means for Arm Strength, Leg Strength and Control Group in layup shot indicates significant value gain of 5.98 and 6.08 and in case of leg strength and control arm strength and control in significant value gain (0.102). The difference between the paired adjusted final means for Arm Strength, Leg Strength and Control Group in SPIN indicates significant value gain of 2.47, 9.13 and 6.66 in case of arm strength and leg strength, arm strength and control, leg strength and control.
Conclusion: (a) Both training groups (leg strength and arm strength) improved fast bowler performance but for these both arm strength and leg strength required equally.
(b) Arm Strength training programme is significantly better than Leg strength training programme on the performance of spin bowler.