Effects of Strength Training on the Physical Fitness and Obesity of College Girls

Authors

  • Ghulam Mustafa Lecturer, Department of Health & Physical Education, Govt. Degree College Wadpagga, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
  • Sadaf Masood Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Physical Education, Govt. Girls Degree College Kalabat Haripur, KP, Pakistan
  • Fozia Falak Director, Physical Education, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Govt Girls Degree College Azam Basti, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Keywords:

Girls, Obesity, Physical Fitness, Strength Training

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of strength training on physical fitness and body composition of college girl’s students of District Peshawar. The selected participants were (N=70) girls’ students of Govt Frontier College for Women, Peshawar. Eight weeks training schedule was adopted, (five days in a week) which comprises of different physical activities such as 30m race, 400m race, sit ups, skipping, matches of badminton and volley ball. A paired t-test was applied to examine the effect of training on body composition and physical fitness of college girls. Result showed that strength training significantly effects on bicep skin fold (P>0.01), hip girth (P>0.05), chest girth (P>0.04), 30m race (P>0.08), and flexibility (P>0.04). It is concluded that strength training increases the physical fitness and reduces body fats of college girls and enhances the general strength of participated college girls.

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Published

2022-06-30

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Mustafa, G., Masood, S., & Falak, F. (2022). Effects of Strength Training on the Physical Fitness and Obesity of College Girls. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 6(2), 511–524. Retrieved from https://ojs.pssr.org.pk/journal/article/view/154