2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Influence of high altitude training on selected physical fitness variables on long distance runners
Author(s): Javead Ahmed Itoo and Dr. C Vairavasundaram
The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of high altitude training on selected physical fitness variables on long distance runners. To achieve the purpose of the study thirty long distance runners from affiliated colleges of Kashmir University, Srinagar were selected at random and their age ranged from 18 to 28 years. The subjects were divided into two equal groups of fifteen each. Group I acted as Experimental Group High altitude training given Gulmarg and Group II acted as Control Group. The requirement of the experiment procedure testing as well as exercise schedule was explained to the subjects so as to get full co-operation of the effort required on their part and prior to the administration of the study. The study was formulated as a post test only random group design. The duration of experimental period was 8 weeks. After the experimental treatment, all the subjects were tested on their physical fitness variables. This final test scores formed as post test scores of the subjects. The post test scores were subjected to statistical analysis using independent ‘t’ test. In all case 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test hypotheses. The High Altitude training, both in natural/terrestrial and artificial conditions, has been established as an effective means to improve on speed, agility, muscular endurance and coordination among long distance runners after undergoing high altitude training for a period of 8 weeks.
Pages: 749-751 | 195 Views 14 Downloads
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Javead Ahmed Itoo and Dr. C Vairavasundaram. Influence of high altitude training on selected physical fitness variables on long distance runners. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 749-751.