The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of varied combinations of resistance training, aerobic training and yogic practices on cardiorespiratory fitness of obese adolescent children. To fulfill the purpose of this study forty five (45) male obese subjects having BMI 30.0 – 39.9 were selected for the study. Their age ranged between 10 to 14 years. These subjects were randomly distributed in three groups namely resistance aerobic training group (RATG), resistance and yoga training group (RYTG) and control group (CG) each group consisting of 15 subjects each. All subjects undergo serious health checkup prior to the study to avoid death during training or testing. Each subject reported to the Department of Physical Education, E. R. Higher Secondary School, Trichy and they were tested aerobic capacity before and after training. Aerobic capacity was measured by one mile run and walk test. Prior to the formal study sessions, a pilot study was conducted to validate research procedure and the initial capacity of the participants to design the training programme. The RATG and RYTG group underwent 8 weeks of training. The result showed that adjusted post test of aerobic capacity, resting heart rate and systolic blood pressure found to be significant. However, diastolic blood pressure showed no significant difference among the groups. The covariate is significant, indicating that aerobic capacity, resting heart rate and systolic blood pressure before training had a significant improvement after 8 weeks of training. RATG is better than RYTG in improving cardiorespiratory fitness of obese children.
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