V Vasudeva Rao, Dr. P Johnson
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of interval training and plyometric training on physical fitness variables of college level students. Total 60 male students were selected randomly as subjects those who were untrained in sports and games from the different departments of IIT Tirupati The age group of the subjects was between 18-24 years. The subjects were divided into three groups, each group consisting of 20 subjects. Group 1 (ITG) was undergone Interval training, Group 2 (PTG) was undergone Plyometric training and Group 3 (CG) was control group which was not undergone any specific training. The experimental groups were undergone training for six days in a week for totally 12 weeks. The study was restricted to selected physical fitness variables namely Speed and Explosive power. Speed was tested by 50 meters’ dash and Explosive power was tested by standing broad jump. The data were examined by applying Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) and the level of significance was set at 0.05 levels. Based on the analysis of statistical results, two experimental groups namely interval training and plyometric training made striking and robust advancement in physical fitness variables i.e. in explosive power and speed whereas the control group did not show any significant result. From the results it was found that interval training had shown better result in improving speed whereas plyometric training had shown better result in improving explosive power.
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