International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part B (2016)
Effects of isotonic exercise and isometric exercise on leg strength
Dr. Manikandan S
The purpose of the study was to find out the effects of isotonic and isometric training on leg strength. To achieve this purpose of the study, forty five men students in the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India were selected as subjects at random. The selected subjects were divided into three equal groups of fifteen subjects each, such as isotonic exercise and isometric training, and control group. The group I underwent isotonic training programme, Group-II underwent to isometric training for three days per week for twelve weeks. And Group III acted as control group who did not participate any special training programmes apart from their regular physical education activities as per their curriculum. The following variable namely Leg Strength was selected as criterion variable and it was measured by using leg lift with dynamometer. All the subjects of three groups were tested on selected criterion variable at prior to and immediately after the training programme. The analysis of covariance was used to analyse the significant difference, if any between the groups. The level of significance to test the ‘F’ ratio obtained by the analysis of covariance was tested at .05 level of confidence, which was considered as an appropriate. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between isotonic and isometric training group and control group on leg strength. And also it was found that there was a significant improvement on leg strength due to isometric and isotonic.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Manikandan S. Effects of isotonic exercise and isometric exercise on leg strength. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):111-112.