2016, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part D
Effect of Lezium training programme on physical fitness of boys
Author(s): Dr. KK Asai
Abstract: Lezium, which has a physical and cultural background since our ancient times, was also restructured to suit the modern need and in turn it became a part of physical activities in physical education. Lezium, being a traditional Indian activity, has not so far been considered on scientific lines. Due to lack of scientific investigation less attention has been given to this activity. To revive this activity in the light high values, several scientific research activities are the need of the day. In a first attempt, the researchers undertaken the present study entitled, “Effect of Six Weeks Lezium Training Programme on Physical Fitness of Boys”. The objectives of this study was, to establish the utility of Lezium training as one of the physical educational activities in school curriculum. Related measure design with one control group and one experimental group was used in the present study. 60 students of age 11 to 13 years of Sahakar Nagar Municipal School Wadala, Mumbai 31; were volunteered as subjects and they were randomly divided equally in to two groups. AAHPER Youth Fitness Test was administered in the beginning on both the groups to collect the pre-post test data. The test is intended to measure the ability of the individuals to perform fundamental physical skills such as pull ups, bent knee sit ups, shuttle run, standing long jump, 50 yard dash and 1.5 mile run, which involve the basic elements of strength, endurance, agility, power, speed and cardiovascular endurance respectively. The findings of the study were, Experimental group showed significant superiority over the control group in Pull up test (CD=0.45, p<0.05), Experimental group showed significant superiority over the control group in Sit up test (CD=5.90, p<0.05), Although the experimental group did not show significant improvement within group comparison, however, it maintained its superiority over the control group in Standing Broad Jump test (CD=0.40, p<0.05), Experimental group could not show significant superiority over the control group in 50 M Run test, Experimental group could show significant superiority over the control group in 600 M Run test (CD=2.10, p<0.01), Experimental group could show significant superiority over the control group in Shuttle Run test (CD=3.86, p<0.01) & Experimental group could show significant superiority over the control group in 1.5 Mile Run test (CD=2.08, p<0.01). Finally concluded that, A proper schedule of Lezium Exercises can effectively improve physical fitness level within a very short period of 6 weeks.
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