International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2016, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part B
Effect of elliptical and treadmill training on maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) in sedentary men
AUTHOR(S): Dr. M. Velmurugan
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the effect of treadmill and elliptical training on selected cardiopulmonary parameters in sedentary men. The study was carried out on sixty sedentary men with the age of 35-40 years. All the subjects were randomly selected from Chidambaram town and assigned into three equal groups. Each group consists of twenty subjects they were assigned as experimental group I (Elliptical Training), experimental group II (Treadmill Training) and control group respectively. The experimental groups participated in their respective elliptical and treadmill training for a period of three days per week for eight weeks. Initial test and final test was conducted for all the subjects on VO2 Max and resting heart rate. The difference between initial scores and final scores on VO2 Max and resting heart rate were subjected to statistical treatment using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was employed. The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference were existed between the experimental groups (p<0.05) in cardiopulmonary parameters. It concluded that elliptical training has more beneficial effect on VO2 Max and resting heart rate than treadmill training in sedentary men.
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Dr. M. Velmurugan. Effect of elliptical and treadmill training on maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) in sedentary men. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2016;1(1):97-99.