2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Effects of skill training with and without pranayama practices on speed and agility among soccer players
Author(s): KH Paramanandam and Dr. S Sethu
The purpose of the study is to find out the effects of skill training with and without pranayama practices on speed and agility among soccer players. To achieve the purpose of the study, 45 male soccer players were selected from VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India and their age ranged from 18 to 22 years. The selected subjects were randomly assigned into three groups of (n=15) each, such as two experimental group and a control group. Group I (n=15) underwent skill training with pranayama practice, Group II (n=15) underwent skill training without pranayama practice and Group III (n=15) acted as control group for a duration of 12 weeks and the number of sessions per week was confined to three alternative days. Speed and agility were selected as dependent variables. To measure the selected dependent variables 50 metre run and shuttle run test were used. Pre and post-tests randomized control group design was used as experimental design. The collected data from the subjects were analysed with paired sample t-test and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) at .05 level of significance. It was concluded that the speed and agility had significantly improved due to skill training with and without pranayama practice. Skill training with pranayama practice had better performance than skill training without pranayama practice group on speed and agility.
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How to cite this article:
KH Paramanandam, Dr. S Sethu. Effects of skill training with and without pranayama practices on speed and agility among soccer players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):1200-1202.