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Effects of Aerobic Training on Improving Health Related Physical Fitness Components among the Postural Deformities of Engineering Students | Original Article

Evelyn Synthiya*, P. Anbalagan, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports

ABSTRACT:

The purpose of the study was to find out the effects of aerobic training on improving health related physical fitness components among engineering students with postural deformities. To achieve the purpose of the study, fifty female students were selected randomly from Anna University, Coimbatore. The subjects aged from 22 to 25 years. The selected subjects were divided into two equal groups, namely aerobic training group (Group A), and control group (Group B) each group consist of 25 subjects. The training period was limited to twelve weeks and for three days per week. The aerobic training practices was selected as independent variables and muscular strength endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility and body mass index ,were selected as dependent variable and it was measured by sit ups,12 min run and walk, sit and reach, body height and weight. All the subjects were tested two days before and immediately after the experimental period on the selected dependent variables. The obtained data from the experimental group (Group A ) and control group(Group B) before and after the experimental period were statistically analyzed with ‘t’ ratio to find out significant improvement for each variable separately in order to determine the differences, if any, among the means. The level of significance was fixed at 0.05 level confidences for all the cases. The results of study shows that there was the significant effect muscular strength endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility and body mass index of experimental group due to the effect of followed by aerobic training when compared to the control group. Based on this finding, it can be concluded that Moderate aerobic training has positive effect on improvement of health related physical fitness components among engineering students with postural deformities.