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Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercise Versus Resistance Training on Lung Function among Female Physiotherapy Undergraduate Students

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)

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Page : 1256-1260

Keywords : Aerobic exercise; Resistance training; Forced Vital Capacity; Forced Expiratory Volume in First Second; Peak Expiratory Flow Rate;

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Physical fitness specifically cardio respiratory fitness is important consideration for physiotherapy students. Aims And Objectives: To compare the effectiveness of aerobic exercise and resistance training in improving lung function. Methodology: The female students between the age group 18-22 were selected, who satisfies the inclusion and exclusion criteria were randomly divided into 2 groups, Resistance group and the Aerobics group. The training was given for a period of 8 weeks. Outcome measure was taken as PFT parameters such as Forced Vital Capacity, Forced Expiratory Volume in First Second, and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate. Results and Discussion: Students `t` test was used for the statistical analysis. Significance level kept pless than 0.05. The results showed that, there is significant improvement in lung function parameters such as FVC, FEV1 and PEFR for both the Resistance and Aerobics Group when compared pre and post test data within groups. The results from the intergroup comparison showed that there are similar effects on lung function in Aerobics as well as Resistance group. Conclusion: The study revealed that Aerobic training as well as Resistance training are equally effective in improving lung function among female physiotherapy students.

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