2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Effects of traditional football training with and without yogic practices on selected physical and performance related variables among college men football players
Author(s): K Sathiyamoorthy and Dr. P Karthikeyan
This article addresses the Effects of traditional football training with and without yogic practices on selected Physical and Performance related variables among college men football players. For the purpose of this study sixty men (n=60) college football players from colleges in and around Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India were selected as subjects and split into two equal different groups of thirty subjects each at random namely Group I Experimental Group and Group II Control Group. Group I Experimental group players who have undergone yogic practices before their usual football training schedule for three days per week for twelve weeks whereas Group II Control group-players who have not undergone yogic practices. All the selected subjects of both experimental and control group were tested on selected variables such as Flexibility and Cardio Respiratory Endurance at prior and immediately after the training period of twelve weeks as pre and post-test respectively, The research has been carried out with certain analytical techniques like Chi-Square, ANOVA, Correlation, Regression and finally the model fitness test was ended with Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). Here Independent variables are Yogic Practices-Asana (Standing, Sitting and lying (Supine, Prone) positions), Pranayama’s, Meditation. Dependent variables are Flexibility and Cardio Respiratory Endurance. The result of the study indicates that there is a huge impact of yogic practices on Physical variables. Experimental group resembles high elevation rather than control group. Football Players who have undergone yogic practices like Asana, Pranayama’s and Meditation before their usual soccer training regime show better performance than players who have not undergone the yogic practices. Indeed, it may be that the implementation of yoga exercises across several weeks for extended time periods may be more effective than the abbreviated yoga exercise programme used in this study to provide a temporally equivalent comparison to assist in evaluating the motivational intervention.
Pages: 1133-1135 | 185 Views 5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
K Sathiyamoorthy and Dr. P Karthikeyan. Effects of traditional football training with and without yogic practices on selected physical and performance related variables among college men football players. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 1133-1135.