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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part B

Effect of asana on agility, abdominal strength and leg power of college students


Author(s): Sudhir Dnyaneshwarrao Pathare

Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of asana on agility, abdominal strength and leg power of college students. For the purpose of the study college male students were selected at random from Colleges, Amravati (Maharashtra) India. They were studying in the college around Amravati and their age ranges from 18 to 25 years. They are divided into two groups namely the experimental group and control group. For the present study researcher had collected data from 50 students with the help of purposive sampling method total 50 students were selected, twenty five boys were assigned as experimental group and another twenty five boys were assigned as control group during the academic year 2013-2014. Six weeks of yoga asanas training were given to the experimental group. The control group was not allowed to participate in any of the training programs, except their routine physical education classes. Measurements for the variables were taken at the beginning (pre - test) and at the end of the experimental period, after six weeks (post - test) the data were collected for all the variables from both control and experimental groups, for six days. During this period the subject were not allowed to participate in any training. Agility was measured by administering 4×10 yard Shuttle run, abdominal strength was by administering bent-knee sit-ups and leg power measured by administering standing broad jump. The data thus collected were put to statistical treatment computing independent ‘t’ test to find out the differences, if any between the pre and post test. Further the level of significance was set at 0.05. Result: There was significant difference in agility, abdominal strength and leg power between pre and post test experimental group. There was insignificant difference in agility, abdominal strength and leg power between pre and post test control group.

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How to cite this article:
Sudhir Dnyaneshwarrao Pathare. Effect of asana on agility, abdominal strength and leg power of college students. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(5): 98-100.
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