Official Journal of Physical Education Foundation of India.
Vol. 10 No. 1 (2021): Volume 10, Issue 1, Year 2021

Impact of Order of Resistance Training Exercises on Changes in Vastus Lateralis Muscle among Men Football Players

John Parthiban I
Director of Physical Education, H.H. The Rajah’s College (Autonomous), Pudukkottai Tamil Nadu, India.

Published 2021-05-27


  • Large to Small Muscle Exercises,
  • Small to Large Muscle Exercises,
  • Rectus Femoris,
  • (RF),
  • Vastus Lateralis (VL),
  • Vastus Medialis (VM)
  • ...More

How to Cite

I, J. P. (2021). Impact of Order of Resistance Training Exercises on Changes in Vastus Lateralis Muscle among Men Football Players. International Journal of Physical Education, Health & Sports Sciences, 10(1), 17-24. Retrieved from


The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of 12 weeks exercise order in a resistance training exercise session on changes in Vastus Lateralis (VL) muscle among men Football players. Forty-five men Football players were recruited and randomly divided into three groups. The experimental group (EXP-1, n15) carried out large to small muscle exercises (LSM), experimental group-II (EXP-2, n15) carried out small to large muscle exercises (SLM) program for 18 sessions with a total of 12 weeks. The control group (CON, =15) was not undergone any special training.  The results which were measured the changes of Vastus Lateralis (VL) muscle. The results of the EXP group-I & II showed significant improvements concerning the changes of Vastus Lateralis (VL) muscle. Since football requires repeated kicks, explosive jump and sprints with sudden changes of direction, these results suggest that SLM affects the the Vastus Lateralis (VL) muscle thickness in a way which develops the skill performances of the football player.


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