The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of uphill, downhill and combined running programme on power and reaction time. To achieve the purpose of this study, sixty male students were selected randomly from Department of Physical Education & sports Sciences, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu State, India, The selected subjects age ranged from18 to 25 years. They are divided into four equal groups, each group consists of fifteen subjects. The uphill, downhill and combined running programme were given to twelve weeks, in which uphill running programme with 3°inclination, downhill running programme with 3°declinations and combined the running programme with 3°inclination and 3°declinations were given to the three experimental groups separately and the control group did not participate in any special training programme. Prior to and after the training period, the subjects were tested power and reaction time. They were measured by new test power timer. The obtained data were analyzed by analysis of Co-variance (ANCOVA) if, F ratio was found to be significant, Scheffe’s post hoc test was used. In all the cases, 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance. It was concluded that the uphill, downhill and combined running groups significantly improved power and reaction time as compared to control group. Combined running programme significantly improved power as compared to uphill running and downhill running groups. Three was no significant variation in reaction time among all the three experimental groups.
KeywordsUphill Running Downhill Running Combined Running Power and Reaction Time
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