Shabir Kumar Anant, Dileep Tirkey, Reeta Venugopal
Chhattisgarh kamdhenu University, Anjora, Durg-491001, India
School of Studies in Physical education, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-402010, Chhattisgarh, India.
Volume - 29,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2016
The objective of the study was to examine the effect of core muscle strength training on Body Mass Index of male players. Fifty five (30 subjects in experimental group and 25 in Control group) Inter-University level male players were selected for the study. In the study, core training was considered as independent variables and Body Mass Index (BMI) was considered as the dependent variable. Pre post control group design was used for the purpose of the study. BMI was calculated by Height/Weight ratio. In order to find out the effect of core muscle strength training on BMI, descriptive statistic, and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) were used. On the basis of the results obtained in the present study it is concluded that core muscles strength training helped to decrease BMI of male players. While comparing pre and post test mean scores it was found that BMI of the subject of experimental group was lower and found to be statistically significant The results reveal that there was a significant (p<0.05) effect of core muscle strength training on BMI of male players, i.e., training reduced body mass index in experimental group.
Cite this article:
Anant, Tirkey and Venugopal (2016). The Effect of Core Muscle Strength Training on Body Mass Index of Male Players. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(3), pp.35-39.