Impact of Submaximal and Maximal Aerobic Training on Respiratory Rate among Under 14 Years Cricketer

The purpose of the study was to find out the impact of submaximal and maximal aerobic training on respiratory rate among under 14 years cricketer. Sixty under 14 years cricketer were selected randomly as subjects from YMCA, Cricket Academy at Chennai city, Tamilnadu, India. The subjects were divided in to three groups of fifteen each named as submaximal aerobic training group, maximal aerobic training group and control group. The training program is scheduled at 6.30 am to 7.30 am on alternate days. The respiratory rate measured by number of breath per minute on manual method using stop watch. The subjects were tested prior to and after the twelve weeks of experimentation. The obtained data from the experimental and control group were statistically analyzed with analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Scheffe’s post hoc test applied to examine the paired mean difference between groups if, the obtained ‘f’ value found significant on the selected criterion variable. Dependent ‘t’ test also used to find out the difference between pre test and post test on each group separately. The level of confidence was fixed at 0.05. The result shows that the experimental groups had achieved significant reduction on respiratory rate when compared to control group.
Key Words: Sub-maximal Aerobic, Maximal Aerobic, Respiratory rate.
Authots: P.Ramesh & Dr. K. Sivakumar
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