Original Research Article
Year: 2015 | Month: June | Volume: 2 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 379-382
Effect of Six Weeks Circuit Training on Resting Heart Rate among Active Adult Women
Assistant Professor, State Institute of Physical Education for Women, Hastings House, Kolkata, India
Heart rate is the number of times the heart beats per minute. It is a good indicator of cardiovascular fitness and health of a person. Lower heart rate in resting condition and exercise condition is also indication of good health and physiological fitness. Sports training might be helpful to have lower heart rate at resting and after exercise conditions. Circuit training is an effective method of developing strength and endurance. Purpose of the study was to find out the effect of six weeks circuit training on resting heart rate (RHR) in active adult women. A total of 36 female college students in between 21 to 30 years of age were randomly chosen as subjects for the present study. Among them 36 students were divided in two groups by means of randomization for the purpose of experimental design. G1 group (N=18) was considered as experimental group and G2 group (N=18) was considered as control group. G1 group was treated with six week circuit training and after six week both group were tested and result was compared with appropriate statistics. True experimental group design was used in this study. The circuit training schedule was set up with the consultation of experts in the field of exercise science and athletics. There were six stations of exercise. First two weeks the exercise was performed with 40-50% load and every two week interval the load amount increased. Result revealed that t value of RHR for control group (t=0.399) was not significant (p<0.05) and t-value of RHR for experimental group between pre and post test mean (t=0.73) was also not significant statistically (p<0.05). Findings revealed that well planned six week circuit training programme was not much effective to reduce RHR in active adult women.
Key words: Circuit training, Exercise effect, Resting heart rate, Bradycardia, Active adult women.