IMPACT OF CIRCUIT TRAINING ON SELECTED PHYSICAL FITNESS PARAMETERS OF WOMEN FOOTBALL PLAYERS
Keywords:Circuit training, speed, agility, muscular strength
This study was designed to investigate the impact of circuit training on selected physical fitness parameters of women football players. To achieve the purpose of the study 30 Inter-Collegiate women football players were selected from Nirmala College for women, Coimbatore. The subjects was randomly assigned to two equal groups (n=15). Group- I underwent circuit training (CTG) and Group - II was acted as control group (CG). The training was given to the experimental group for 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) for the period of eight weeks. The control group was not be given any sort of training except their routine work. The physical fitness parameters were speed (50m dash test), agility (4*10m shuttle run) and muscular strength (modified sit ups). The data collected from the subjects was statistically analyzed with‘t’ ratio to find out significant improvement if any at 0.05 level of confidence. The result of the speed, agility and muscular strength improved significantly due to impact of circuit training with the limitations of (diet, climate, life style) status and previous training the result of the present study coincide findings of the investigation done by different experts in the field of sports sciences. Circuit training significantly improved vertical jump, leg explosive power and kicking ability of inter-collegiate male football players.
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