The Purpose of the study was to find out the effect of aerobic training on selected physical and physiological variables.
Selection of Subjects: For the present study 30 male students from Dadapatil Rajale Arts and Science College, Adinathnagar. were selected randomly as the subjects for the study. The age of the subjects ranged between 18 - 21 years.
Selection of Variables: The variables selected for the present study were aerobic training (independent variable), muscular endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, Resting Heart Rate and Vital Capacity.
Methodology: For the study pre test – post test randomized group design, The subjects were further classified at random into two equal groups. Group - I underwent aerobic exercises for five days per week for eight weeks experimental group (15 students) and group - II acted as control group (15 students) was used. The data were collected through the pre test, before training and post test, after eight weeks of aerobic exercises training.
Statistical Technique: For comparing pre and post test means of experimental and control groups of selected physiological variables, descriptive analysis and Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA) were used, the data analyzed with the help of SPSS (16.0 version) software and the level of significance was set at 0.05 level of confidence.
Result: The result of the study showed that there was significant difference between pre and post test (experimental group) of muscular endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, Resting Heart Rate and Vital Capacity, Another hand there was insignificant difference between pre and post test (control group) of muscular endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, Resting Heart Rate and Vital Capacity.
Conclusion: On the basis of the findings it was concluded that the aerobic training might be responsible for the improvement of selected physical and physiological variables. Like muscular endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, Resting Heart Rate, Vital Capacity (VC).