2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Effect of resistance training and stretching exercise on health related physical fitness variables of male higher secondary students
Author(s): Dr. Kishor Kumar BS
The specify of training principle predict that combining resistance and stretching exercise could interfere with the maximum development of strength that results from either type of training alone. The present study is to determine whether contracting and stretching exercise performed recurrently produces different performance and physiologic responses compared with each types of training alone. For the purpose of the study the researcher selected 60 untrained male higher secondary students and they were randomly assigned to one of three groups: asanas training (AT, N=20); resistance training (RT, N=20); and concurrent training (CT, N=20). The following measurements were taken from all the subjects before and after 8 weeks of training. Muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, cardio-vascular endurance and percent body fat. Results of the study shows that the flexibility increased significantly in the AT, RT and CT groups (P<0.05), percent body fat significantly decreased in the RT and CT groups. Muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular endurance significantly increased in the RT and CT groups, (P<0.05). CT group showed significantly superiority over AT and RT groups in increasing muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance and decreasing percent body fat. From the result of the study it is concluded that concurrent training performed by adolescent healthy boys does not interfere with health-related physical fitness variables of muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and percentage of body fat.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Kishor Kumar BS. Effect of resistance training and stretching exercise on health related physical fitness variables of male higher secondary students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):2217-2220.