Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Influence of yogic practices on resting pulse rate and vital capacity among inter collegiate soccer players
Author(s): C Selvaraja, Dr. S Arumugam
Abstract: The purpose of the study was find out the influence of yogic practices on resting pulse rate and vital capacity among inter collegiate soccer players. To achieve the purpose of this study, 20 men inter collegiate soccer players were randomly selected as subjects from the V.O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India. Their age ranged from 18 to 23 years. The selected participants were randomly divided into two groups such as group ‘A’ yogic practices (asana, pranayama, meditation) (n=10) and group ‘B’ acted as control group (n=10). Group ‘A’ underwent yogic practices for five days per week and each day a session lasted from forty five minutes to sixty minutes increasing week by week for six weeks of period. Control group was not exposed to any specific training but they were participated in regular activities. The resting pulse rate was assessed by Radial artery pulse methods (in counts) and vital capacity was assessed by Spiro meter test (in liters) were selected as variables. The pre and post tests data were collected on selected criterion variables prior and immediately after the training program. The pre and post-test scores were statistically examined by the dependent ‘t’ test and Analysis of co-variance (ANCOVA). The level of significant was fixed at 0.05 level. It was concluded that the yogic practices group had shown significantly improved in resting pulse rate and vital capacity. However the control group had not shown any significant improvement on resting pulse rate and vital capacity.