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Research Paper | Physical Education | India | Volume 1 Issue 1, December 2012
Effect of Select Yogasanas and Pranayama Practices on Selected Physiological and Biochemical Variables among University Football Players
Dr. T. Sivaprasad
Abstract: The purpose of the study is to find out the effect of yogasanas and pranayama practices on selected physiological variables such as pulse rate, vital capacity, percent body fat and biochemical variables such as high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein and fasting blood sugar of University football players. Sixty men students in the age group of 18 to 25 years from Acharya Nagarjuna University-Guntur,Andhra Pradesh, were randomly selected and served as the subjects for the present study. The subjects (N=60) were divided into three equal groups. Experimental group I-was administered yogasanas exercise group, Experimental group II-underwent pranayama practices and the third was the control group. All the groups were subjected to pre-test prior to the experimental treatment. The experimental groups participated in their respective duration of six weeks training schedule. Analysis of Co-variance (ANACOVA) was applied to determine the significance of mean difference between the three groups. When F-ratio was found to be significant, the Scheffe?s Post Hoc test was applied to test the significance of pairs of the adjusted final group means. Practice of the yogasanas and pranayama practices is significantly effective in promoting desirable changes in the dependent variables.
Keywords: Pulse rate, Vital capacity, Percent body fat, Yogasana,Lipoprotein.
Edition: Volume 1 Issue 1, December 2012,
Pages: 236 - 239
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