2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Impact of field training with and without yogic practice on selected physical and performance variables among cricket players
Author(s): R Ananda Kumar and Dr. S Ramesh Kumar
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of field training with and without yogic practice on selected physical, performance variables among the Cricket players. To achieve the purpose of the study, forty eight male inter-collegiate Cricket players studying in various colleges affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu were randomly selected as subjects. Their age ranges from 18 to 25 years. The subjects were divided into three equal groups in which each group consisted of sixteen subjects and named Group-I as field training group, Group-II as field training combined with yogic practice group, Group-III as Control group. The field training package was specifically designed to improve the Cricket playing ability and fitness levels of the Cricketers. The field training packages designed by the investigator was administered for a period of twelve weeks, five days a week, two sessions each day each session lasted 90 minutes. The Yogic practices were meted out for 45minutes to group II either before or after the field training. The yogic practice includes selected asanas, pranayamas and meditation techniques. The selected variables for the present study are Physical Fitness variables namely speed, endurance, explosive strength and flexibility; 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. From the analysis of the data, the following conclusions were drawn; the control group had not shown significant changes in any of the selected variables. The field training with and without yogic practice group had shown significant improvement in all the selected physical fitness variables among Cricket players. However the significant difference was observed only on flexibility Cricket playing ability.
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R Ananda Kumar and Dr. S Ramesh Kumar. Impact of field training with and without yogic practice on selected physical and performance variables among cricket players. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 1896-1900.