Enhancement of Speed Through Low, Moderate and High Intensity Resistance Training Programmes among College Women Athletes


S. Meenakshi, H. H. The Rajah’s College (Auto), (Affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli), Pudukkottai, Tamilnadu, India.

Dr. I. John Parthiban (Director), H. H. The Rajah’s College (Auto), Pudukkottai, Tamilnadu, India.


Aim of the study was to find out the improvement of Speed through Low Moderate and High Intensity Resistance Training Programs among College Women Athletes. For this purpose sixty (N=60) women students who had taken part in the inter polytechnic athletic meet during the year 2019-2020 were chosen as subjects. Subjects were classified into four groups of fifteen each i.e., (n=15) Group-I experienced Low Intensity Resistance Training(LIRT), Group-II experienced Medium Intensity Resistance Training(MIRT), Group-III experienced High Intensity Resistance Training (HIRT) and Group-IV acted as Control. The Experimental group undergoes the particular training which was allotted to them for a period for 36 sessions. Speed only chosen for this investigation and it was measured through 50 meters sprint test. The collected pre and post information’s were factually investigated with dependent ‘t’- test and Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The Scheffe’s Post hoc test was applied to decide the paired mean contrasts. The degree of certainty was fixed at 0.05 level for all the cases. The results of the study showed that, MIRT is better than LIRT and HIRT. Further the study showed when compared to the investigation groups, control group (CG) was not improved the certain components.