"ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN SELECTED PHYSICAL FITNESS VARIABLES DURING A PERIODIZED TRAINING YEAR OF MALE KHO KHO PLAYERS"

Authors

K. Senthilnathan & Dr. P. Kulothungan (Associate Professor)
Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India.

Dr. S. Veeramani (Director)
Periyar Evr College, Trichy-23

Abstract

The aim of the current study was to obtain data of changes during a periodized training year on selected physical fitness variables in male Kho Kho players. The subjects employed in the present study were twelve male Kho Kho players. Testing took place at four points during the periodized training year; at the beginning of general preparation (T1), specific preparation (T2), competition phase beginning (T3) end of competition phases of training and peaking (T4). The physical fitness variables selected for the investigation are speed, explosive power and muscular strength. The repeated measures of analysis of variance (ANOVA) indicated significant differences between testing sessions for speed, explosive power and muscular strength. Post-hoc analysis revealed the significant differences for speed, explosive power and muscular strength. Analysis revealed the significant differences for speed existed between T1-T3, T1-T4, T2-T3 and T2-T4, for explosive power between T1- T3, T1-T4 and T2-T4, for muscular strength between T1-T4 differences in post-hoc analysis. The percentage reduction for speed between T1-T3, T1-T4, T2-T3 and T2-T4 were 4.47%, 4.93%, 3.58% and 4.04% respectively. The increase in explosive power between T1- T3, T1-T4, and T2-T4 were 16.78%, 18.08%, and 11.59% respectively. The increase in muscular strength between T1-T4 was 5.62% respectively.