INFLUENCE OF YOGA WITH PILATES TRAINING ON FLEXIBILITY AND CORE STRENGTH AMONG KABADDI PLAYERS

Abstract The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of Yoga with pilates training on flexibility and core strength among kabaddi players. To achieve the purpose of this study, 20 male kabaddi players are randomly selected as subjects from the Chennai, India. Their age ranged from 17to 21 years. The selected participants were randomly divided into two groups such as Group ‘A’ underwent Yoga with pilates training (n=10) and Group ‘B’ acted as control group (n=10).group ‘A’ underwent Yoga with pilates training for three alternative days and one session per week and each session lasted for an hour for six week. Control group was not exposed to any specific training but they were participated in regular activities. The data on flexibility and core strength were collected by administering by sit and reach and plank tests. The pre and post tests data were collected on selected criterion variables prior and immediately after the training programme. The pre and post-test scores were statistically examined by the dependent ‘t’-test and Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA) for each and every selected variable separately. It was concluded that the Yoga with pilates training group had shown significantly improved in flexibility and core strength. However the control group had not shown any significant improvement on any of the selected variables such as flexibility and core strength.
Keywords: Pilates training and Kabaddi.Fullscreen Mode

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *