Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2016)
Effect of par course training and interval training on leg strength cardio-respiratory endurance and vital capacity
Author(s): Verma, Sanjeev
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of par course training and interval training on leg strength, cardio-respiratory endurance and vital capacity. For this purpose, forty five male students of different match practice group from LNIPE Gwalior with age group of 19 to 23 years were selected as subjects. They were divided into three equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects, in which group – I underwent par course training, group – II underwent interval training and group – III acted as control which did not participate in any special training, except their regular curricular activities. The training period for this study was three days in a week for twelve weeks. Prior to and after the training period, the subjects were tested for leg strength, cardio-respiratory endurance and vital capacity. The selected criterion variables, such as, leg strength, cardio respiratory endurance and vital capacity, were tested by using and administering, dynamometer, Cooper’s 12 minutes run/walk test and wet spirometer. The Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was applied as statistical tool. Where the post-test means found significant, the Scheffé's was applied as post-hoc test. In all cases, 05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as an appropriate. It was concluded from the results of the study that the training groups have improved leg strength, cardio-respiratory endurance and vital capacity.