International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part L
Influence of asana with Surya Namaskar practices on core strength among intercollegiate cricket players
AUTHOR(S): M Murugan and Dr. C Durai
The purpose of the study was to found out the influence of asana with surya namaskar practices on core strength among intercollegiate cricket players. To achieve the purpose of this study, 20 men inter collegiate cricket players were randomly selected as subjects from The Sadakathullah Appa College, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India. Their age ranged from 18 to 25 years. The selected participants were randomly divided into two groups such as group ‘A’ asana with surya namaskar (n=10) and group ‘B’ acted as control group (n=10). Group ‘A’ underwent asana with surya namaskar for three days per week and each session lasted for an hour for eight week. Control group was not exposed to any specific training but they were participated in regular activities. The “plank test” (in seconds) was used to measure core strength were selected as variables. The pre and post tests data were collected on selected criterion variables prior to and immediately after the training program. The pre and post-test scores were statistically examined by the dependent ‘t’ test and Analysis of co-variance (ANCOVA). The level of significance was fixed at .05 level of confidence, which was considered as appropriate. It was concluded that the yogic practices group had shown significantly improved in back strength and core strength. However the control group had not shown any significant improvement on back strength and core strength.
Pages: 627-628 | 351 Views 3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
M Murugan, Dr. C Durai. Influence of asana with Surya Namaskar practices on core strength among intercollegiate cricket players. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):627-628.