Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2017)
The effects of pre-season resistance training program on fitness profile of female university softball players
Author(s): Nur Iman Bin Md Rahim, Oleksandr Krasilshchikov
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of resistance training program on fitness profile of female university softball players. A total of 20 healthy female university players were involved in this study. All subjects completed pre-test assessments followed by 6 weeks of intervention training for experimental group [n=10], similar duration of the standard training for control group [n=10] and post-test assessments. Fitness tests included 30m run, sit ups, modified push-ups, standing broad jump, 6x10m agility shuttle run and softball throw. Independent and dependent t-test analyses were administered to compare the effects of administered training within and between the groups. Both groups demonstrated significant improvements at post-test assessment, most parameters in experimental group however showed superior improvements as compared to the control group at the time of the post-testing.