Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Influence of different intensities of circuit trainings on selected physical fitness parameters
Author(s): P Naveenkumar, Dr. P Karthikeyan
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the effects of different intensities of circuit trainings on selected physical fitness parameters such as leg strength and strength endurance. To achieve this purpose of the study, forty-five men students studying bachelor’s degree in the Department of Physical Education, Annamalai University, Annamalai nagar, Tamil Nadu, India were selected as subjects at random. The age of the subjects were ranged from 18 to 20 years. The selected subjects were divided into three equal groups of fifteen subjects each, such as high intensity circuit training group (Group I), low intensity circuit training group (Group II) and control group (Group III). The experimental groups (Group I and Group II) underwent their respective training programmes for three days per week for twelve weeks. Group III acted as control in which they did not undergo any special training programme apart from their regular physical education programme. All the subjects of three groups were tested on selected criterion variable at prior to and immediately after the training programme by using leg lift with dyanamometer and bend knee sit up test respectively. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analysis the significant difference, if any in-among the groups. The level of significant to test the ‘F’ ratio obtained by the analyses of covariance was tested at.05 level of confidence, which was considered as an appropriate. Since, three groups were compared, whenever the obtained ‘F’ ratio for adjusted post test was found to be significant, the Scheffe’s test to find out the paired mean differences, if any among the groups. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference among high intensity circuit training group, low intensity circuit training group and control group on selected criterion variables such as leg strength and strength endurance. Significant improvements on selected criterion variables were also noticed due to different intensities of circuit training programmes.