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Effect of circuit strength training on aerobic and anaerobic capacity on junior basketball players

Author Affiliations

  • 1Sports Science Unit, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 1-4, November,23 (2019)


Basketball is a high intensity running game highly demand aerobic and anaerobic energy pathway. The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of the circuit strength training on aerobic and anaerobic capacity on junior basketball players. Fifteen (n15) basketball players have been recruited from Jaffna central college as experimental group(EG) and fifteen (n=15) basketball players have been recruited from Jaffna Hindu college as control group(CG). EG has undergone 12 weeks of circuit strength training. Pre test data was collected from both group before commencing the study in selected variables such as aerobic and anaerobic capacity. Aerobic capacity was measured from 1.5KM run test and anaerobic capacity was measured from 300m running. After completion of experimental study post test data was collected from EG and CG. t statically test was administered to find out significant level. Significant level fixed at 0.05 level. Result revealed that anaerobic capacity has shown significant level of improvement of EG and aerobic capacity has not shown improvement. Control group had any more improvements in certain variables. Result concluded that 12 weeks circuit strength training had significant level of improvement on anaerobic capacity but CG had no more improvement in certain variables.


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