Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine

ISSN: 2300-9705     eISSN: 2353-2807    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/cej.2021.2-09
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Effect of the Proposed Training Program on some Physiological and Body Composition Variables of under 20 Years Old Male Football Players

Authors: Omar Talha Khanafdl
Soran University, Faculty of education, School of physical education and sports, Soran, Kurdistan, Iraq
Keywords: aerobic training anaerobic training blood lactate body composition football player
Data publikacji całości:2021
Page range:8 (97-104)
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The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of the proposed training program on some physiological and body composition variables of 24 volunteered youth male football players who under 20 years old (U20, age: 16–19 years, mean age: 17.3 ±1.0 years, playing for last 4–6 years). Those 24 players were divided into 2 groups, 12 players (experimental group), 12 players (control group). The training program consisted of aerobic training, anaerobic training, recreational game and practice football game. Data was collected at zero level (pre-test), in the mid of the program (mid-test) and at the end of program (post-test). For analysing data, repeated measures were used. In the experimental group a significant increase (P < 0.05) in number of shuttles, skeletal muscle, and resting metabolism and a significant decrease (P < 0.05) in body fat have been noted in (mid-test) and (post-test) when compared to (pre-test). However, a decrease was noted in body mass index, blood lactate, maximal heart rate, and visceral fat, but not to a significantly different level. In the control group negative significant increase (P < 0.05) in body fat and negative significant decrease (P < 0.05) in skeletal muscle and resting metabolism have been noted, no significant difference was observed in number of shuttle, body mass index, blood lactate, maximum heart rate and visceral fat. This study would provide useful information for training and exercise physiology and it may have a beneficial impact on health.
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