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Effects of Calisthenic Exercises on Physical Fitness Component of Speed among Players of Racket Game | Original Article

Dhruv Arora*, (Mrs.) Saon Sanyal Bhowmik (Corresponding Author), Sanjib Kumar Bhowmik, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of conducting this study is to investigate the effect of calisthenics exercises on the physical fitness component of speed among various racket game players. For this study, randomly 30 male players were selected as participants from Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, North East Regional Centre, Guwahati, Assam, with their age ranging between 18 to 22 years from the racket sports specialization groups of badminton, tennis, table tennis. The total number of subjects were further divided into two groups with 15 subjects in each group i.e., experimental control group. The experimental group was given calisthenic training program for six weeks whereas the control group not given any calisthenic training. Pre-test was conducted for all 30 subjects selected prior to the implementation of the training, then the calisthenic exercises training was imparted for 6 weeks for thrice a week with a session duration of 45 minutes.The training period was concluded by conducting Posttest for both the groups, i.e., experimental group (N=15) and control group (N=15).The data collected were put to statistical analysis, two-way ANOVA was employed as a measure for present data and tested at 0.05 level of significance along with descriptive statistics of Mean and Standard Deviation. The results revealed that in the variable of speed there was significant differences seen in the test scores, whereas, no significant difference was seen between the experimental and control group.