International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Effect of resistance training followed by yogic practices on muscular strength back strength and blood pressure


S Chidambara Raja

The aim of the study was to find out whether resistance training followed by yogic practices enhancing the muscular strength, back strength and reducing blood pressure of college aged men. Thirty college aged men in 18 and 25 years of age group studying in various faculties of Annamalai University were selected as subjects. They were divided into two equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects, in which group – I underwent resistance training followed by yogic practices and group – II acted as control which did not participate any training apart from their regular curricular activities. The period of training for the present study was three days (alternative days, such as, Monday, Wednesday and Friday) in a week for twelve weeks. Prior to and after the training period the subjects were tested on muscular strength, back strength and blood pressure (systolic and diastolic). The muscular strength was measured by administering bent knee sit-ups test, back strength was measured by using dynamometer and blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic) was measured by using sphygmomanometer. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was applied as statistical tool to find out any significant difference between the experimental and control groups. It was concluded from the result of the study that resistance training followed by yogic practices group have improved (P < 0.05) all the criterion variables, such as, muscular strength, back strength and decreased the blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic).
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S Chidambara Raja. Effect of resistance training followed by yogic practices on muscular strength back strength and blood pressure. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 23-26
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