Effect of Complex and Contrast Training on Selected Motor Fitness Components of University Players

Research Article
S. Manikandan
Complex Training, Contrast Training, Motor Fitness Components, Muscular Strength and Explosive Power.

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of complex and contrast training on selected motor fitness components of university players. To achieve this purpose, 45 male players from different disciplines studying from the various faculties of annamalai university, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, were selected. They were divided into three equal groups and each group consisted of 15 subjects. Group-I performed complex training, group-II performed contrast training and group-III acted as control group. The training period for both the experimental groups was twelve weeks and control group who did not participate any special training apart from the regular curricular activities. The criterion variables tested were muscular strength and explosive power. The collected data from these three groups prior and after the training period were statistically examined for significant difference if any, by applying Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Since three groups were involved, Scheffe S test was used as post-hoc test to find out any difference between the groups. The result of the study shows that there was significant improvement for both the training groups of complex and contrast groups on selected criterion variables.