The purpose of study was to investigate the effect of Mallakhamb [MBT] and Tai Chi [TCT] training on muscular strength and flexibility among intercollegiate kabaddi players.
Methods: Ninety intercollegiate kabaddi players were grouped according to three groups, namely group I MBT (n=30), group II TCT (n=30), group III GCON (n=30) did not involve in any strenuous physical activity during the course of study and age ranged from 18 to 25 years. The main focus of study was muscular strength and flexibility which were measured by leg dynamometer and sit and reach test respectively. The study was formulated as a random group design. The subjects were tested at the beginning pretest and at the end of the experimental period post-test were taken after a 12 weeks. Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test significance. Wherever a significant difference is found in Scheffe’s post Hoc test was used.
Results: Significant improvements (P<0.05) following MBT and TCT were found in: muscular strength and flexibility as compared to control group. Further the MBT grater improvement that the TCT.
Conclusion: Present findings suggest that MBT and TCT implementing specific training program focused on muscular strength and flexibility in intercollegiate Kabaddi players.