Effect of Circuit Training Upon Body Composition of College Students
Health-related physical fitness is indispensable for every person irrespective of age, profession and gender to lead a healthy life. One of the key components of health-related physical fitness is body composition. The current study was carried out to determine the “effect of Circuit Training upon body composition among college students”. Hostel students of Government Post Graduate College (GPGC) Karak Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Kp), Pakistan were the participants of the study in which a sample of thirty students (n=30) was selected as subjects through Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q). The pre-test data on body composition of all the selected subjects was obtained through body mass index (BMI). Experimental group (circuit training) and Control group (no treatment) were formed of the selected subjects dividing them equally and randomly. The treatment of Circuit Training was given to experimental group on alternate days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) for twelve weeks while at the same duration, no treatment was given to the control group except the subjects continued their routine life engagements. After the treatment, the post-test data on body composition was obtained through the test adopted for the pre-test. The pre-test data and post-test date was analyzed by applying the descriptive statistical sources (mean, standard deviation, minimum and maximum) and inferential statistical tools (independent sample t test and paired t test). The significance level was fixed at 0.05. The results of the study showed that Circuit Training has significant effects on body composition among the college students. The control group did not show significant improvement in body composition. It was concluded that in order for people to ameliorate the body composition, they should partake regularly in Circuit Training.
Keywords: Circuit Training, body composition, college students