Effect of specific training on selected physical fitness components and skill performance of inter-collegiate Kabaddi players
Author(s): G Kalpana
Abstract: Modern world is the outcome of many scientific inventions through centuries. The modern man depends mostly upon the modern outfit for his daily routine, mainly involving his mental powers to live an easy going life. There has been a great deterioration in his health and capacities. The mechanization of modern living, the forced restriction of physical activities leading to sedentary life, and an increased amount of leisure time - all these factors have resulted in a tremendous increase of public and professional interest in physical activity and health. People seem to be turning on to the idea that one looks and feels better and stay healthy by being more physically active. The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of specific training on selected physical fitness components and skill performance of inter-collegiate Kabaddi player. To achieve this purpose of the study, fifteen Kabaddi players who participated in intercollegiate tournaments were randomly selected as subjects from Thanjavur District. The age of the subjects were ranged between 20 to 25 years. The selected physical fitness components namely endurance and flexibility were selected and ankle hold and blocking were selected as skill variables. The data were collected among the Kabaddi players were statistically analysed by using student t-test. In all the cases 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance. The “t” ratio was employed as a statistical tool to find out the appropriate result of the study and provided significance at 0.05 level of confidence. There was a significant difference between pre and post test of endurance, flexibility and skill performance among Kabaddi players.