Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Effect of aerobic training on resting heart rate among men cricket players
Author(s): S Ramanaichandran, Dr. M Sankar
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of aerobic training on resting pulse rate among men cricket players. To achieve this purpose of the study, thirty men cricket players studying in various Departments at 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 two equal groups of fifteen subjects each, such as aerobic training group (Group I) and control group (Group II). The aerobic training group (Group I) underwent aerobic training programme for three days per week for twelve weeks. Group II acted as control in which they did not undergo any special training programme apart from their regular physical education programme. All the subjects of two groups were tested on resting heart rate at prior to and immediately after the training programme by using radial pulse. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analysis the significant difference, if any between the groups. The level of significance to test the ‘F’ ratio obtained by the analysis of covariance was tested at .05 level of confidence, which was considered as an appropriate. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between aerobic training group and control group on resting heart rate. Significant improvements on resting heart rate was also noticed due to aerobic training among men cricketers.