Effect of Stationary Circuit and Moving Circuit Trainings on Selected Physical Fitness Components among University Men Students

  • P Karthikeyan Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Stationary Circuit Training [SCT], Moving Circuit Training [MCT], Muscular Endurance [ME], Cardiorespiratory Endurance [CRE], Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA)

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to find out the effects of stationary circuit training [SCT] and Moving circuit training [MCT] on selected physical fitness components namely muscular endurance [ME] and cardio respiratory endurance [CRE] among university men students. To achieve this purpose of the study, forty-five men students studying men students studying Department of Physical Education, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India were selected as subjects at random. Their age ranged between 18 to 24 years. The selected subjects were divided into three equal groups of fifteen each namely stationary circuit training group [SCTG], Moving circuit training group [MCTG] and control group [CG]. The experimental group I underwent stationary circuit training [SCT] and group II underwent Moving circuit training [MCT] for three days per week for twelve weeks whereas the control group maintained their daily routine activities and no special training was given to them. The following physical fitness components, namely muscular endurance [ME] and cardio respiratory endurance [CRE] were selected as criterion variables. The
subjects of the three groups were tested on selected physical fitness components namely muscular endurance and cardio respiratory endurance using standardized tests namely bend knee sit-ups and Cooper’s 12 min Run / Walk test at prior and immediately after the training period. The collected
data were analyzed statistically through analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) to find out the significant difference, if any among the groups. Whenever the obtained “F” ratio was found to be significant,
the Scheffe’s test was applied as post hoc test to find out the paired mean difference, if any. The .05 level of confidence was fixed to test the level of significance which was considered appropriate. The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference exist among SCTG, MCTG and CG on selected physical fitness components namely ME and CRE. And also, SCTG and MCTG showed significant improvement on ME and CRE when compared to control group. 

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2024-04-01
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