2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Effects of yogic exercises on selected physical fitness variables of sports persons
Author(s): Ms. Sunita Rani and Dr. Ashok Malik
30 healthy state level male players from handball, volleyball, taekwondo and judo games ranging in age from 15-19 year were selected for the study. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of yogic exercises on selected physical fitness variables including muscular strength and endurance of arms and shoulders, speed and agility, muscular strength and endurance of trunk, explosive strength of legs, speed of lower extremities and cardio-vascular endurance. 6 weeks training programme, 5 days per week was scheduled for experimentation. 30 subjects were equally divided into two groups i.e. yogic exercise group (n= 15) and control group (n=15). The subjects of yogic exercise group were given one hour training programme in the morning session including warm up, yogic Asanas, Pranayama and cool down. Control group was not offered any activity. The subjects were evaluated before and after training programme using modified AAHPER youth fitness test (1976). After collecting the data mean, S.D and t-ratio were tested. Paired t-test was employed to check if any significant difference exists or not between pre and post-test scores of Yogic exercise group and pre and post test scores of Control group. Independent t-test was used to check significant difference between pre scores of yogic exercise and Control group and post-test scores of yogic exercise and Control group. The findings indicate that regular yogic practice can elicit improvements in the aspects of all physical fitness variables.
Pages: 117-120 | 922 Views 27 Downloads
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Ms. Sunita Rani, Dr. Ashok Malik. Effects of yogic exercises on selected physical fitness variables of sports persons. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):117-120.