Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Effect of yogic practices on physical and physiological parameters of inter-collegiate Male handball players
Author(s): Vishnu Raj R
Abstract: This study was designed to investigate the impact of yogic practices on physical and physiological parameters of college male handball players. To achieve the purpose of the study 30 inter-collegiate male handball players were selected from affiliated colleges of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. The subjects was randomly assigned to two equal groups (n=15). Group- I underwent yogic practices (YPG) and Group - II was acted as control group (CG). The yogic practice was given to the experimental group for 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) for the period of twelve weeks. The control group was not given any sort of training except their routine work. A pilot study was conducted to assess the initial capacity of the subjects in order to fix the load. The physical parameters of shoulder strength (Push-ups) and physiological parameters (Breath Holding Time, Resting Heart Rate) before and after training period. The data collected from the subjects was statistically analyzed with ‘t’ test to find out significant improvement if any at 0.05 level of confidence. The result of the shoulder strength, and Breath Holding Time, Resting Heart Rate speculated significant improvement due to influence of yogic practices with the limitations of (diet, climate, life style) status and previous training. The result of the present study coincide findings of the investigation done by different experts in the field of sports sciences. Yogic practices group significantly improved shoulder strength, and Breath Holding Time, Resting Heart Rate college male handball players.