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Article Published In Vol. 02, Issue 04 (2022)

Effect of Fartlek Training on Cardio Respiratory and Muscular Endurance among College Students

Pages : 78-84, doi:

Author : Rodregues Nellissery and Arun Thachil

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Background: Since everyone has been forced to stay inside their homes owing to the pandemic and online classes are being held nowadays which leads to a increase in physical inactivity. Physical inactivity is a significant public health issue. It is the fourth top risk factor for mortality and the seventh most common risk factor for cardiovascular disease globally. The Swedish word “Fartlek” means “speed play” and refers to a training approach that combines interval training with nonstop training. Since fartlek can be performed at any time and from any location, this study looked at how fartlek affected college students. Aim: The aim of this research is to determine how fartlek training affects college students cardio respiratory, and muscular endurance. Methodology: Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, thirty college students were chosen for this study. The intervention was done for total of six week in which they were given warm up exercises for 10 minutes followed by fartlek training and a cool down period of 10 minutes, the total intervention time was given for a total of 30 min. The 12 minutes Cooper test and Queen’s College step test were used to gauge the students’ cardiorespiratory fitness, while the squat test was used to gauge their muscular endurance. Outcome measures were taken both before and after the intervention was administered. An analysis was done following the test. Software called Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for the statistical analysis. To analyze within the group, paired t-tests were utilized. Results: Analysis of the pre-test and post-test outcomes within the group was done using the paired t test. From the pre-test and post-test findings, it can be seen that the outcome measures employed for both the cardiorespiratory and muscular endurance both showed a statistically significant improvement. Conclusion: According to the data analysis and the findings in this study it can be found that there was a significant effect on the cardio respiratory and muscular endurance of the college students due to the Fartlek training.

Keywords: Fartlek Training, ccardiorespiratory endurance, 12-minute cooper’s test, queens’ college step test, squat test, muscular endurance.


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