International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part E (2018)
Effect of cricket specific fitness training program on systolic and diastolic blood pressure among college level men cricketers of J & K State
Zahoor Ahmad Bhat and Dr. K Sreedhar
Today in the modern competitive cricket era, every cricket player is in a race to excel others, and cricket competitions have become fundamental mode of human expression as they are one of the very important functions by which national and international recognition and prestige is gained. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of cricket specific fitness training on systolic and diastolic blood pressure among college level men cricket players. Forty male students (n =40) were randomly selected from Govt. Degree College kulgam of J&K state as subjects and the age was ranged between 19 and 23 years. The selected subjects were randomly assigned into two equal groups namely control group (CON) and the experimental group (EXP) with equal strengths of twenty (n=20) each. Experimental training group underwent cricket specific fitness training programme for twelve weeks for five days per week and two sessions on each day. The control group did not involve in any special training apart from their regular activities. The systolic and diastolic blood pressure were taken as a criterion variable for the present study and they were measured by sphygmomanometer. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analyse the collected data. The results revealed that the cricket specific fitness training was made significant improvement (p ≤ 0.05) in systolic and diastolic blood pressure of the selected subjects. The level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 in all cases.
How to cite this article:
Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, Dr. K Sreedhar. Effect of cricket specific fitness training program on systolic and diastolic blood pressure among college level men cricketers of J & K State. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(6):340-342.