Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 4, Pages 142 - 148 2020-12-30

Effect of circuit training on selected health-related physical fitness components: the case of sport science students

Dessalegn Wase MOLA [1] , Getachew Tesema BAYISA [2]


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of circuit training on selected health-related physical fitness of 2nd-year sport science students at Ambo University, Ethiopia. The quasi-experimental research design was used in this study. For this study, all 39 students were considered as a sample with 22 males and 17 females by using the stratification sampling technique. Among 39 students, 19 of them were experimental groups (EG, n=19) while the other 20 were considered as the control group (CG, n=20) using a simple random sampling technique. The age of subjects was ranged from 19-22. The EG of the study received a supervised training program for 12 weeks and 3 days per week for 60 – 65 minutes per session and CG did not receive the additional training which was designed for this study. The variables selected for this study were: Muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility with their tests of push-up, wall squat and sit and reach test. Tests were taken two times at pre-test and post-training. In this study, exercise was done with orientations, instructions, and supervision by the researcher and assistants. Data were analyzed by paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test. After the 12-week training program, the muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility of the students are increased significantly in the experimental group (p < .05). The respective values did not change in the control group (p > .05). The results showed that the circuit training program was effective to increase and maintain muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility of the students. The present study indicated that 12-weeks of well-designed physical fitness training enhanced the performance of sport science students at Ambo University. Therefore, scientific-based training should be incorporated into the sports science curriculum training program to maximize the ability of the athletes.
Flexibility, Health-Related Physical Fitness, Muscular Endurance, Muscular strength
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Primary Language en
Subjects Sport Sciences
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-9688-0775
Author: Dessalegn Wase MOLA (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Sport Science, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Ambo University, Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia


Orcid: 0000-0001-9688-0775
Author: Getachew Tesema BAYISA
Institution: Department of Sport Science, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Ambo University
Country: Ethiopia


Supporting Institution Ambo University, sport science department
Project Number No Project
Thanks My deep gratitude was going to Ambo University Sport Science student which has been duly acknowledged for adjusting me with requirements to go through proper data collection particularly; Mr. Endale Alemayew (Msc) for his sustainable support and technical guidance during my study period
Dates

Publication Date : December 30, 2020

APA Mola, D , Bayısa, G . (2020). Effect of circuit training on selected health-related physical fitness components: the case of sport science students . Turkish Journal of Kinesiology , 6 (4) , 142-148 . DOI: 10.31459/turkjkin.812512