Effect of Wellness Dance On Muscular Strength And Flexibility Of College Female Students

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Dr. Y.C. Louis Raj, et. al.


     The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of wellness dance on muscular strength and flexibility of college female students. The study was delimited to forty female students (n=40) selected from Mangattuparamba Campus, Kannur University, Kerala. The age group of the participants was ranged from 18-25 years. The selected subjects were equally divided into two groups (n=20) each namely Experimental group and Control group. The Experimental Group underwent Wellness dance Programme. The Control Group did not undergo any training programme. The training period for the present study was delimitated to eight weeks, one hour for three days alternatively. The selected dependent variables namely such as cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular endurance. Muscular strength test measured by medicine ball put test unit of measurement in meters and flexibility measured sit and reach test unit of measurement in centimeters. Pre test-Post test randomized group design which consists of control group and experimental group was used for the research study. The subjects were randomly assigned to two equal groups twenty each and named as Experimental group (EG) and Control group (CG). Descriptive  statistics and paired ‘t’ test  were  applied  to  test  whether there was  any  significant difference between  the  mean scores of  pre and post test  of the experimental and control groups. To test the obtained results on variables, the criterion for statistical significance was set at 0.05 level of confidence (P<0.05).

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