2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Effect of functional strength training and Vinyasa flow yoga on selected physical variables among men soccer players
Author(s): Ajayaghosh MV and Dr. V Mahadevan
Nowadays, yoga is the backbone of professional athletes and teams. Further and more people are discovering the countless ways that yoga can be used to improve athletic performance—from increasing mental concentration and enhancing flexibility and balance to preventing common injuries and sharpening skills. This research aims to find out the effect of functional strength training and vinyasa flow yoga on selected physical variables among men soccer players. To accomplish the purpose of the current study forty-five youth soccer players, age ranged from 20 to 25 years old randomly select from colleges under University of Madras, Chennai. The duration of the study period was twelve weeks, and they were randomly divided and employed in three equal groups, consist of 15 members each. Group-I had given functional strength training, Group-II had given vinyasa flow yoga, and Group-III was control which hasn’t receive any unique pieces of exercise apart from the regular activities. The functional strength training and vinyasa flow yoga have selected as independent variables. Muscular strength and flexibility have chosen as dependent variables. And all dependent variables were measured by standardized test items as standing broad jump and sit and reach. Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to find out the significant mean differences. In all the cases, the 0.05 level of significance fixed to test the hypothesis. The results of the study have shown that the experimental groups had finished a significant difference in all the selected variables such as muscular strength and flexibility to compared with the control group. Hence it was concluded that functional strength training and vinyasa flow yoga enhanced muscular strength and flexibility among the soccer players.
Pages: 378-381 | 556 Views 261 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ajayaghosh MV and Dr. V Mahadevan. Effect of functional strength training and Vinyasa flow yoga on selected physical variables among men soccer players. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 378-381.