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Effect of Dynamic Walking With Load, Static Walking With Load and Walking Without Load on Body Composition of Adolescent Boys. | Original Article

Yoganandan S.*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of three types of activities of Dynamic walking with load, Static walking with load and walking without load training on Body composition of adolescent boys. Sixty subjects (N=60) were selected from Bangalore urban schools at random. The selected subjects were ranged between 14 and 17 years. The selected subjects were randomly divided into four equal groups consisting of fifteen subjects in each group. Static walking with Load Group was assigned as Experimental Group – I (SWLG), Dynamic Walking with Load Group was assigned as Experimental group II (DWLG), Walking without Load Group (WWLG) was assigned as Experimental Group –III and group-IV without any intention was assigned as Control Group (CG).The following variable namely body composition was selected as criterion variable. The collected data were analyzed statistically through analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) to fund out the significant difference, if any among the groups. Whenever they obtained “F” ratio was found to be significant, the Scheffe’s test was applied as post hoc test to find out the paired mean difference, if any. The 0.5 level of confidence was fixed to test the level of significance which was considered as an appropriate. It was concluded that static walking with load group, dynamic walking with load group and walking without load groups significantly improved the body composition after the training.