Exploration and effect of resistance and endurance training on leg strength and cardiorespiratory endurance of sportspersons
Author(s): Dr. Sushil Kumar and Dr. Hoshiyar Singh
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to find the effect of resistance and endurance training on leg strength and cardio-respiratory endurance. For this purpose, forty five female players from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Chaudhary Charan Singh University representing in various games and sports in the age group of 18–25 years were selected. They were divided into three equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects, in which Group – I underwent resistance training, Group–II underwent endurance training and Group–III acted as control group who did not participate in any special training and underwent their regular respective training sessions. The training period for this study was three days in a week for twelve weeks. Prior to and after the training period the subjects were tested for leg strength and cardio-respiratory endurance. Leg strength was assessed by using dynamometer and cardio-respiratory endurance was assessed by administering Cooper’s 12 minutes run/walk test. The result of the study has shown that the resistance training group has significantly improved the leg strength but not in cardio-respiratory endurance and endurance training group has significantly improved their cardio-respiratory endurance and also in leg strength after twelve weeks of training when compared with the control group. Moreover, there was a significant difference has occurred between the training groups on leg strength in favour of resistance training.