2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Effect of yogic practices and physical exercise on flexibility and resting heart rate among male cricket players
Author(s): Dr. NS Sivakumar
To achieve the purpose of this study, forty eight college cricket players studying in various colleges affiliated to Bharathidasan University were randomly selected as subjects. Their age ranged from seventeen to twenty years. The selected subjects (N=48) were divided into three equal groups and named Group–I as yogic practice group, Group–II as physical exercises group and Group–III as control group each group consisting of sixteen subjects. Subjects in the Group-I underwent the yogic practice, subject in the Group-II underwent the physical exercises and subjects in the Group–III did not go through any specific yogic (or) physical exercise but their regular practice. During the training period, training was given for both experimental groups, the yogic practice and physical exercises were given for twelve weeks, five days per week for forty five minutes each day in the morning session under the supervision of the investigator. The dependent variables namely flexibility and resting heart rate. Parameters were measured by standard tests namely sit and reach and radial method. The data was collected before and after the experimental treatment. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analyze the collected data. Scheffe’s test was followed as a post hoc test to determine the level of significant difference between the paired means. All of the statistical analyses were computed at 0.05 level of significance. Yogic practice and physical exercises groups had shown significant changes in speed and agility when compared to control group among male cricket players. Physical exercise group are better than yogic practice on speed and agility among male cricket players.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. NS Sivakumar. Effect of yogic practices and physical exercise on flexibility and resting heart rate among male cricket players. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 1094-1096.