Effects of hatha yoga practices with medicine ball exercises on overall playing ability of inter collegiate Kabaddi players
M Logeshwaran, R Annadurai
This study was designed to the investigate the influence of Effects of Hatha yoga practices with medicine ball exercises on playing ability of Inter Collegiate Kabaddi players. To achieve the purpose of the study (N=45) forty five college level male kabaddi players were randomly selected from Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, as subjects. Their age ranged between 18 and 24 years. They were divided into three equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects, in which experimental group - I underwent Hatha Yoga Practice, experimental group - II underwent Yoga Practice with Medicine Ball Exercises and group - III acted as control that did not participate in any special activities apart from their regular curricular activities. A pilot study was conducted to assess the initial capacity to the subject in order to fix the load. The following variables were chosen namely overall playing ability. The data were collected before (pretest) and after the experimental period of six weeks (posttest) in identical manner. The pretest and post test scores were subjected to statistical analysis by using the Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Wherever the F-ratio for adjusted posttest was found to be significant Schaffer’s post hoc test was used to determine the paired mean difference among the groups. The level of significance was fixed at 0.05 level of confidence.