Effects of PNF stretching and own body exercises on selected muscular endurance and resting pulse rate variables among softball players
Suresh Dasi, PPS Paul Kumar
The study was formulated as a true random group design consisting of a pre-test and posttest. The subjects (N=60) were randomly assigned to three equal groups of twenty. The selected subjects were divided into three groups randomly. Experimental Group I was considered as PNF stretching exercises group, experimental group II was considered as own body exercises group and control group was not involved in any special treatment. Pre-test was conducted for experimental Groups I and II and the control group on all the variables selected for the study, namely, muscular endurance, resting pulse rate. Experimental groups underwent the respective training for 12 weeks. Immediately after the completion of 12 weeks training, all the subjects were measured of their post test scores on the selected criterion variables. The differences between the initial and final scores were considered the effect of respective treatments. To find out statistical significance of the results obtained, the data were subjected to statistical treatment using ANCOVA. In all cases 0.05 level was fixed to test the significance of the study.