EFFECT OF AEROBIC TRAINING, RESISTANCE TRAINING AND CONCURRENT TRAINING ON FLEXIBILITY AMONG BASKETBALL PLAYERS
- Concurrent training,
- Aerobic training,
- Resistance training,
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The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of aerobic training, resistance training and concurrent training on flexibility among basketball players. To achieve this purpose of the study, sixty college women basketball players were selected as subjects who were from the Kurukshetra University. The selected subjects were aged between 18 to 25 years. They were divided into four equal groups of fifteen each, Group I underwent aerobic training, Group II underwent resistance training, Group III underwent concurrent training programme and Group IV acted as control that did not participate in any special training apart from their regular curricular activities. The subjects were tested on selected criterion variable such as flexibility prior to and immediately after the training period. The selected criterion variables such as flexibility was measuring by sit and reach test. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the significant differences if any, between the experimental groups and control group on selected criterion variable. Whenever the 'F' ratio was found to be significant, Scheffe’s test was used as post-hoc test to determine which of the paired means differed significantly. In all cases the criterion for statistical significance was set at 0.05 level of confidence (P<0.05). The result of the present study has revealed that there was a significant difference among the experimental and control group on flexibility.
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