Volume 20 No 22 (2022)
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Effect of Weight Training on selected Physical Fitness Variables Among School Going Children
Mukul Singh and Dr. Kanhaiya Kumar Singh
The study was conducted to examine the effects of Weight Training on selected physical fitness variables of school going children after twelve weeks of the training. Forty male school going children within the age group of 14 to 18 years were selected and divided randomly into two groups, the Control and experimental Group, each one consisting of 20 subjects. The experimental Group underwent Weight training for twelve weeks, three times a week, and the control Group was not involved in any kind of training program except for their daily routine. Measurements of physical fitness variables included for measuring vertical jump, sargent jump was used, for measuring horizontal jump, standing broad jump was used, for measuring leg strength, wall squat test was used and for measuring back strength, Kraus weber test was used of all school going children at the beginning of and after the experimental period of twelve weeks. Significant effect was found in the experimental group at a significance level of 0.05 for vertical jump, horizontal jump, leg strength and back strength among school going children. The Weight training has been used as an effective training for enhancing physical fitness component. Weight training is a systematic muscle training technique that helps school going children in the development of their muscular strength.
Vertical Jump, Sargent Jump, Horizontal Jump, Standing Broad Jump, Leg Strength, Wall Squat Test, Back Strength, Kraus Weber Test, Weight Training
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