Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2014)
Efficacy circuit training and circuit weight training with and without protein supplementation on lean body mass
Author(s): Dr. R Sevi
Abstract: The purpose of the study is to find out the effects of circuit training and circuit weight training with and without protein supplementation on Lean Body Mass. Sixty (N=60) College men studying in Annamalai University were randomly selected as subjects. The age, height and weight of the subjects ranged from 18 to 21 years, 162 to 171 cms and 60 to 68 kg respectively, and the standard d The experimental design used in this study was random group design. The selected subjects were divided at random into four groups of fifteen each (n=15). Group-I underwent Circuit Training with supplementation of protein (placebo), Group-II underwent Circuit Training without supplementation of protein, Group-III underwent Circuit weight training with supplementation of protein (placebo) and Group-IV underwent Circuit weight training without supplementation of protein. All the subjects were tested prior to and immediately after the training period for all the selected variables. The data collected from the three groups prior to and immediately after the training programme on the selected criterion variables were statistically analyzed with dependent ‘t’ test and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Whenever the ‘F’ ratio for adjusted post test means was found to be significant, Scheffe’s post hoc test was followed to determine which of the paired mean differences was significant. In all the cases .05 level of confidence was fixed to test the hypotheses. It may be concluded that the Circuit weight training with supplementation of protein (placebo) group is better than the other experimental groups in improving Lean Body Mass.