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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor: RJIF 5.43

ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Effect of speed agility and quickness (SAQ) training on selected skill related fitness and physiological variables among intercollegiate basketball players
Author(s): Khalid Iqbal Dar and Dr. Manoj Pathak
Abstract:
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of speed, agility and quickness training on selected skill related fitness and physiological variables among inter collegiate basketball players. To achieve the purpose of the study only male basketball players were selected from Rabindranath Tagore University, Madhya Pradesh and their age ranged between 18 to 24 years. The selected thirty subjects were randomly divided into two equal groups of fifteen subjects and they were divided into two equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects. Group I underwent speed, agility and quickness training for three days per week for six weeks and Group II acted as control group who did not participate in any special training apart from their regular curricular activities. The subjects were tested on selected criterion variables such as speed, agility, explosive power in terms of horizontal distances, resting pulse rate and breath holding time at prior to and immediately after the training period. The selected criterion variables such as speed was measured by conducting 50 meters dash, agility was measured by using shuttle run, explosive power in terms of horizontal distances was measured by using standing broad jump, resting pulse rate was measured by counting the pulse rate per minute at resting condition and breath holding time was assessed by holding the breath for maximum duration in seconds respectively. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the significant difference if any, between the experimental groups on selected criterion variables separately. In all the cases, .05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as an appropriate. The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference between SAQ training group and control group on skill related fitness like explosive power in terms of horizontal distances. There was a significant difference between SAQ training group and control group on selected physiological variable such as breath holding time also there was a significant improvement on selected criterion variables such as skill related fitness like, speed, agility, explosive power in terms of horizontal distances, resting pulse rate and breath holding time due to SAQ training. The results of the present study that systematically designed speed, agility and quickness training developed the performance standard as the selected criterion variables. Hence it is concluded from the results of the study that systematically and scientifically designed speed, agility and quickness training may be given due recognition and be implemented properly in the training programmes of all the disciplines in order to achieve maximum performance.
Pages: 256-260  |  180 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Khalid Iqbal Dar, Dr. Manoj Pathak. Effect of speed agility and quickness (SAQ) training on selected skill related fitness and physiological variables among intercollegiate basketball players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(2):256-260.
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