Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of varied methods of resistance training on selected physical fitness components of inter collegiate male volleyball players. To achieve the purpose of the present study, forty five male volleyball players were selected as subjects from Bharathiar University affiliated college, Coimbatore, during the academic year2012-2013. The subjects were selected on a random basis and were divided into three equal groups. Such as, two experimental group and one control group. Each group consists of 15 subjects. Group I underwent Resistance with Circuit Training (RCT), Group II underwent Resistance without Circuit Training (RWCT) and Group III acted as control group (CG), they didnt take part in any specific activities. The ages of subjects were ranged from18-28 years. Initial reading has been taken for both experimental and control groups and the readings have been carefully recorded. Whereas the experimental group was treated resistance with circuit and resistance without circuit training after six weeks of treatment, the post test was conducted for both experimental and control groups and the final readings have been recorded carefully. The collected data were analyzed statistically by using Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to determine the difference, if any among the adjusted post test means on selected dependent variables separately. In all the cases, 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the level of significance. The results of this showed that experimental groups showed better performance on selected physical fitness components of inter collegiate male cricket players.
Keywords: resistance, circuit training and physical fitness components