The aim of this study was to examine the downhill sprint training on the speed of school boys. Thirty healthy school boys were selected to experimental (n = 15) and control (n = 15) groups. They carried out 8 weeks downhill training. Speed was measured before and immediately after a training period. The data collected from the two groups prior to and post experimentation were statistically analyzed by analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The result of the study found that due to the eight weeks of downhill training the speed of the subjects was increased.


Downhill Training and Speed,


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