Impact of Shallow and Deep Water Exercise on Health Related Physical Fitness and Physiological Variables among of Obese AdultsAuthor : N. R. Ramkumar
Volume 8 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 132-134
Aim of the study was to find out the Impact of shallow and deep water exercise on health related physical fitness and physiological variables among of obese adults. For this purpose, forty five (n=45) obese men adults residing in Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India were selected as subjects at random and they were divided randomly into two Experimental groups and one experimental group of fifteen each. Group-I underwent shallow water exercise, Group-II underwent Deep water exercise and Group-III acted as Control. The training period was limited to eight weeks and for five days per week. Among various health related physical fitness and physiological variables Flexibility and Respiratory rate only selected as dependent variables for this study. The dependent variable Flexibility was assessed by Sit & Reach Test and Respiratory Rate was assessed by Manual Method. All the subjects were tested prior to and immediately after the experimental period on the selected dependent variables. The data obtained from the Experimental groups and control group before and after the experimental period was statistically analyzed Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Whenever the ‘F’ ratio for adjusted post test means was found to be significant, the Scheffe’s test was applied as post-hoc test to determine the paired mean differences. The level of confidence was fixed at .05 levels for all the cases. The results of the study showed Deep water exercise group was better than shallow water exercise group and control group.
Shallow Water Exercise, Deep Water Exercise, Flexibility, Respiratory Rate
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