COMPARATIVE EFFECT OF SELECTED YOGIC, IRON YOGIC AND CORE YOGIC PRACTICES ON VITAL CAPACITY STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY AMONG INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN HOCKEY PLAYERS.
Dr. Kishore Kumar .B. S., Dr. Jayarajan David D and Sunil Thomas
The purpose of the study was to investigate the comparative effect of selected yogic, core yogic and iron yogic practices on physical and physiological parameters like Vital capacity, Strength and Flexibility of intercollegiate level men hockey players. Forty men hockey players studying in different colleges in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala were selected randomly as subjects. Their age ranged from 17 to 21 years. They were randomly divided into four groups. Group 1 underwent yogic practices and group 11 underwent core power yoga practice, group 111 underwent iron yoga practices and group IV acted as control group. Each group consists of 10 subjects each. The training schedule was for a period of 24 weeks. the criterion variables selected for the study were strength, flexibility and vital capacity. The data collected for the pre, mid and post-test were statistically analyzed by using one way repeated measure(ANOVA) and also to find out the significance of difference between different pair mean, the analysis of co variance(ANCOVA),’F’ value was found significant at 0.05 level. The results of the study revels that all the criterion variables had significant improvement in all the three experimental groups when compared to control group.
Keywords: Power yoga, Iron yoga, Flexibility, Strength, Vital capacity
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