ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 7, 2022
Quality of Life of Taekwondo Players: An Assessment Using WHOQOL-BREF
Mr. Chandan Shaw, Mr. Ashoke Mukherjee
Page no 211-218
The present study aimed to assess male and female Taekwondo (TKD) players based on four domains of World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) -BREF and to find the dominant domain in TKD players' life. Forty-six (46) male and fifty-five (55) female participants were included in the study through purposive random sampling. The information on four quality of life domains, i.e., physical health, psychological, social relationship, and environment, were gathered through the WHOQOL-BREF Bengali version (WHO, 2020) questionnaire. The researchers analysied the data through descriptive analysis, ANOVA, LSD, and students' t-tests at 0.05 level of significance. The analysis revealed that irrespective of Gender, the social relation domain plays a dominant role in TKD players' life, and the male TKD players are better than their female counterparts in the physical health domain only. Based on the result, we concluded that regular practice and participation in the TKD program help the participant to develop all four aspects of WHOQOL-BREF. Among the four domains, the participants scored significantly better in the social relation domain in both gender groups. The interpersonal relations and interaction among the players during a practice session and competition may be the possible reason behind such kind of result. In the inter-group comparison, the male participants responded significantly better in the physical health domain than the female participants, possibly because of some physical and physiological gender differences.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Oct. 9, 2022
Effect of Concurrent Neuromuscular Training and Football Game Practice on Agility
Dr. N. Anbu, Dr. S. Malar, Dr. D. Maniazhagu
Page no 219-224
The purpose of study was to find out the effect of concurrent neuromuscular training and football game practice on agility. To achieve the purpose of the study, forty five school boys who actively participate the physical activity from Alagappa Physical Fitness Academy, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, were selected as subject at random. Their age group range between 11 to 12 years. The study was formulated as pre and post-test random group design, in which forty five subjects were divided into three equal groups. The experimental group-1 (n=15, NMTbFGP) underwent neuromuscular training before football game practice, the experimental group-2 (n=15, NMTaFGP) underwent neuromuscular training after football game practice and group 3 served as a control group (n=15, CG). The agility was selected as criterion variable. It was measured by 4x10 meters shuttle run test. The selected two treatment groups were performed five days in a week for the period of six weeks, as per the stipulated training program. The nature of agility was tested before and after the training period. The collected pre and post data was critically analyzed with apt statistical tool of one way analysis of co-variance, for observed the significant adjusted post-test mean difference of three groups. The Scheffe’s post hoc test was used to find out pair-wise comparisons between groups. To test the hypothesis 0.05 level of significant was fixed. The study proved that both treatment groups have statistically produced significant effect of agility.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 12, 2022
Differences in Anthropometric Characteristics and Body Composition of Athletes in Cyclic Endurance-Type Activities: A Case Study
Ratko Pavlovic, Zhanneta Kozina
Page no 225-234
Endurance-type disciplines (running, cycling, biathlon) define the cyclic structure of an athlete's movements, which, in addition to functional parameters, also includes an adequate morphological profile and body composition. Based on the detection, analysis and evaluation of these parameters, it is possible to define the body composition of the competitors as well as possible mutual differences even though it is endurance sports. The results are all the more relevant if the profile of top athletes with notable results is being evaluated. The current case study analyzes the morphological dimensions and body composition of competitors of three different disciplines (middle and long distances, cycling, biathlon) of top-level competitors, members of national teams. The study was conducted: Uroš Gutić (UG) - runner middle and long distances, member of AK "Sarajevo" and the BIH athletic national team; Milan Milivojević (MM) – cyclist, member of Cycling club "Borac" Čačak (Serbia), and the member Serbian national team; Stefan Lopatić (SL) – biathlete, member SK "Romanija" Pale, and BIH national team.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 29, 2022
Impacts of Pressure Training Intervention with Yogic Practices on Ability of Kicking and Self-Confidence among Football Players
N. Kodeeswaran, S. Senthil Kumaran, K. Ooraniyan, S. Rajesh, S. Princy
Page no 235-239
The purpose of the study was to investigate the impacts of pressure training with yogic practices on ability of kicking and self-confidence among football players. Forty out of handball players were randomly selected from Coimbatore district, selected players were divided into two groups consisting of 20 football players. No attempt was made equate the groups. The age of the subjects ranged between 18 to 23 years. The influence of the pressure training with yogic practice was assessed on fitness. The training load was increased from the maximum working capacity of the subject doing pilot study. The study was formulated as pre and post-test random group design, in which forty were divided into two equal groups. The experimental group-1(n=20) underwent Pressure training and group -2 served as control group (n=20). In this study, only one training program were adopted as independent variables and ability of kicking and self-confidence was selected as dependent variable and it was tested by warner soccer skill test, performance was recorded in points and self-confidence was tested by CSAI-II Inventory was recorded in scoring. The training period of this intervention 6 days in a week for twelve weeks. The collected pre and post data was critically analyzed with dependent‘t’ test. The level of significance was fixed at 0.05 levels for all the cases in order to find out the significance. The result clearly proved that the pressure training demonstrated better improvement on ability of kicking and self-confidence and self-confidence.