Effects of Circuit Training Exercise on Trunk Flexibility and Muscular Endurance of Female Secondary School Teachers in Anambra State


Authors : Dr. Ujuagu Nonye Ann; Dr. Uzor Theresa Nkiru

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 6 - June

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20JUN969

Technological advancement and socio-economic pressure has deprived many women the time and resources to exercise and to engage in physical activities which affect their physical fitness level their physical fitness level should come up to standard that will help them to execute their duties well. Circuit training exercise which is an important aspect of this study is aimed at improving this standard. This study was designed to determine the effect of circuit training exercise programme on the selected physical fitness variables of female secondary school teachers in Anambra State. The study was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. Randomized pretest, posttest control group design were adopted for the study and the population consisted of all the female secondary school teachers in Anambra State. The sample consisted of 60 female teachers from 6 secondary schools in Otuocha educational zone. The schools were selected with purposive sampling technique while the 60 female teachers were selected using simple random sampling technique. The instruments used for data collection are as follows – measuring tape, stop watch and gym mats. Eight weeks exercise programme was adopted for the training. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean and mean difference for answering the research questions. The null hypotheses were tested using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study showed that experimental group recorded high mean difference in trunk flexibility and muscular endurance. There were also significant difference between the mean muscular endurance of the experimental and control group (P<0.05). There was no significant difference between trunk flexibility.

Keywords : Circuit Training, Exercise, Trunk Flexibility, Muscular Endurance, Fitness.

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