Electromyographic Analytical Effect of Modified Strength Training on Kicking Performance among Football Players


Rejeesh T Chacko & Dr. V. A. Manickam (Assistant Professor)
Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630 004, Tamilnadu, India.


The purpose of the study was to investigate the electromyographic analytical effect of modified strength training on kicking performance among football players. To achieve this purpose of the study, Forty (N=40) male Football players from different colleges of University of Kerala were selected as subjects for the study. The age of subjects ranged from 18-24 years. The subjects were divided at random into two groups of twenty each (n=20). Group-I underwent Modified Strength Training and Group-II acted as Control. The Modified Strength Training underwent their respective training programmes for three sessions (days) per week for twelve weeks. And Group-II acted as control group in which they did not undergo any special training programme apart from their regular programme. Instep football kicking performance was selected for this study. And it was measured through SAI kicking Accuracy Test. All the subjects were tested prior to and immediately after the experimental period on the selected dependent variables. The differences between means of initial and final scores on selected criterion variables were subjected to statistical treatment using dependent t-test, magnitude of improvement (MI) and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). In all the cases, 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as appropriate. The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference between Modified Strength Training group and Control group.