Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 7, Pages: 743-745
K. Kamalakkannan1 , N.Vijayaragunathan2 and R.Kalidasan3*
1 Director of Physical Education, Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, TN, India.
2 Director of Physical Education, Arts & Science College, Melasivapuri, TN, India.
3 Department of Physical Education, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, TN, India.
The purpose of this study was to analyze the aquatic training on selected physical fitness variables among volleyball players. To achieve this, 40 physically active and interested undergraduate engineering volleyball players were selected as subjects and their age ranged between 18 and 20 years. The subjects were categorized into two groups namely control group, aquatic training group with each 20 subjects. The experimental group underwent the experimental treatment for 12 weeks, 3 days per week and a session on each day with 45 min duration. Speed, endurance and explosive power were taken as variables for this investigation. Fifty meters run, cooper 12 min run and standing vertical jump were used as test. The data collected prior and after the experimental treatment was analyzed using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The result revealed that aquatic training group shows significant improvement in all the selected physical fitness variables.
Keywords: Aquatic training, speed, endurance, explosive power, volleyball, sports improvement.
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