2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Influence of walking cycling and swimming on physical fitness among overweight men
Author(s): S Rajarajan and Dr. P Anandhan
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of walking cycling and swimming on selected physical fitness variables among overweight men. To achieve this purpose, forty eight overweight men (BMI=from 25 to 29.9kg/m2) were randomly selected subject from various faculty of Vel Tech University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India as subjects. The selected subjects age, height and weight range were 34 ± 4 years, 167 ± 8 cm and 77 ± 14 kg respectively. They were randomly split into four equal groups, and all groups contains of twelve (n=12) subjects in each, in which they known as group I walking group, group II cycling group and group III swimming group. The group IV would be considered as control group, which did not undergo any specific training programme except their regular activities. The physical fitness variables such as body mass index, cardio respiratory endurance and muscular strength were selected as criterion variables and tested. The walking, cycling and swimming training protocols administered for six days per week for twelve weeks in forty-five minutes and an hour, which included warning up and relaxation. The date on selected variables on prior and after the training programme were statistically analyzed by using ANCOVA and scheffe’s post hoc test to find the significance and paired mean differences. The magnitude of improvement also be observed that the percentage of improvement due to training. The result shows that there was a significant improvement among experimental groups on selected physical fitness variables due to respective training protocol.
Pages: 728-731 | 128 Views 3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
S Rajarajan, Dr. P Anandhan. Influence of walking cycling and swimming on physical fitness among overweight men. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):728-731.