International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)

Effect of different intensity of circuit training and detraining on peak expiratory flow rate


Dr. R Rajaram

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of different intensity circuit training and detraining on Peak Expiratory Flow Rate. To achieve the purpose of the study, 45 untrained male students from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University were selected at random as subjects from volunteers, in the age group of 18 to 20 years. The selected subjects neither have the experience of organised fitness training nor participating in any other special coaching programme. The chosen subjects were randomly assigned into three groups of 15 each. Group I underwent moderate intensity circuit training, group II followed high intensity circuit training and group III acted as control subjects. A qualified physician examined the subjects medically and declared that they were fit to undergo the circuit training programme. All the subjects had a similar academic work and regular activities in accordance with the requirements of the university curriculum. The subjects in the control group were not engaged in any activity other than the regular curriculum during the training period. The subjects were free to withdraw their consent to participate in the training programme, in case they felt any discomfort during the period of training. But there were no dropouts in the study. After the completion of ten weeks of moderate and high intensity circuit training periods, the subjects of both experimental groups were physically detrained for 40 days. Both experimental groups have significantly increased the peak expiratory flow rate as compared to control group. Further, the improvement of peak expiratory flow rate is significantly higher for high intensity group than moderate intensity circuit training group. During detraining period the decline on peak expiratory flow rate for high intensity circuit training group was significant during second and third cessation. The maximum rate of deterioration has occurred during second cessation.
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Dr. R Rajaram. Effect of different intensity of circuit training and detraining on peak expiratory flow rate. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016, Pages 36-40
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