The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of parcourse training programme on cardio-respiratory endurance and flexibility among women students. To achieve this purpose, 20 women students were randomly selected as subjects from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University studying in various classes. The age of the subjects were ranged from 18 to 23 years. The subjects were further classified at random into two equal groups of 10 subjects each in which group – I underwent parcourse training programme for three days per week for eight weeks and group – II acted as control who were not undergo any special training programme. The selected criterion variables such as cardio-respiratory endurance and flexibility were assessed before and after the training period. Cardio-respiratory endurance was assessed by administering Cooper’s 12 minutes run/walk test and flexibility was assessed by administering sit and reach test. The collected data was statistically analysed by using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). From the results of the study, it was found that there was a significant improvement on cardio-respiratory endurance and flexibility for parcourse training group when compared with the control group.
Keywords: Parcourse training programme, cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, ANCOVA.Fullscreen Mode