Comparative Effect of Different Types Aerobic Training Programmes on Strength Performance of Volleyball Players

Authors

M. Siva, D. B. Jain College (Affiliated to University of Madras), Chennai-96

Dr. R. Desingu Rajan (Director)
D. B. Jain College, Chennai-96

Abstract

The aim of the study was to compare the effect of different types aerobic training programmes on strength performance of Volleyball players. For this study, sixty (N=60) male Volleyball players who were participated in Anna University Zone-III inter collegiate Volleyball tournament during the year 2017-2018 were randomly selected as subjects. The age of the subjects were ranged from 18 to 21 years. The subjects were divided at random into four groups of fifteen in each (n=15). Group-I underwent Floor Aerobics Training, Group-II underwent Step Aerobics Training, Group-III underwent Aqua Aerobics Training and Group–IV was acted as the Control. The duration of the training period was restricted to twelve weeks and the number of sessions per week was confined to three. The dependent variables selected for this study was strength and it was assessed through push-ups test. All the subjects were tested prior to and immediately after the experimental period on the selected dependent variable. The data obtained from the experimental groups and control group before and after the experimental period were statistically analyzed with‘t’-test and Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Whenever the ‘F’ ratio for adjusted post test means was found to be significant, the Scheffe’s Post hoc test was applied to determine the paired mean differences. The level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 for all the cases. The Aqua aerobics training had shown more significant improvement in strength than other groups.