Effect of different methods of strength training on selected motor fitness components of women college students

The study was proposed to analyze the effect of different methods of strength training on selected motor fitness components of women college students. To achieve this purpose of the study, forty-five (45) women students from Elisabeth Polytechnic College, Perambalur, were randomly selected as subjects. The subjects confined to this study were in the age group of eighteen to twenty years. The selected subjects were divided into three groups, namely: isometric training group, isotonic training group, and control group. The experimental groups underwent the respective strength training programmes for eight weeks and the control group, which does not undergo any type of systematic training programme during the period of study. The study was restricted to the appraisal of arm-shoulder strength endurance and abdominal strength endurance two days prior to and immediately after the eight weeks of strength training programmes for the subjects considered in this study. The pre and post test data of both the groups thus collected were statistically examined by applying analysis of covariance. The Bonferroni post hoc test was applied to find out the paired mean differences. The outcome of the study demonstrates both the isometric and isotonic strength training programmes were effective in improving arm-shoulder strength endurance and abdominal strength endurance compared to control group, yet the isotonic strength training programme is distinctively better than isometric strength training in enhancing the motor fitness components.

Author: 
Elamaran, M.
Volume No: 
01
Issue No: 
05
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IJIRR
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