Effect of Cross Fit Training During Post Season of Track and Field Athletes

Authors

  • Savitha Yogavarthini T
  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam
  • Praveen Vasanthan Murugan
  • Andrew Anbarason

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mx67tf31

Keywords:

Competitive training, Speed endurance, Athletes, crossfit training,Power training.

Abstract

Background: CrossFit is a high-intensity interval training that has gained popularity recently and incorporates a
variety of functional activities. CrossFit is a comprehensive program for strength and conditioning. The majority
of the CrossFit workouts are intense strength training sessions. This training method involves quick, repetitive
movements with no rest. CrossFit exercise regimen aims to improve physical proficiency across fitness domains,
including strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, and balance. Various activities include
powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, sprinting, rowing, kettlebells and gymnastics.
Purpose: The Purpose of the study is to determine the effects of CrossFit training during post season of track and
field athletes.
Methods: A total of 40 athletes were selected from Saveetha School Physical education, Chennai. Participants were
randomly allocated into the control and experimental group, participants in the experimental group were trained
for CrossFit training, and control group participants were asked to continue their exercise training for 6 weeks.
Results: The effectiveness was evaluated by using paired t-test. The post-test values of the experimental and
control group medicine ball throw was 11.380 ± 0.657 and 10.205 ± 0.823, the vertical jump test was 71.75 ± 4.77
and 66.55 ± 4.29, the vo2 max test was 64.25 ± 4.35 and 56.95 ± 4.19 and 30m dash run test was 3.930 ± 0.256 and
4.130 ± 0.138 and P value less than 0.01, respectively
Conclusion: Hereby, it has been that Incorporating CrossFit training into the post-season training protocol can be
very beneficial for track and field competitors.

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Author Biographies

  • Savitha Yogavarthini T

    Post Graduate Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam

    Professor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Praveen Vasanthan Murugan

    Post Graduate,Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Andrew Anbarason

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effect of Cross Fit Training During Post Season of Track and Field Athletes. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 243-248. https://doi.org/10.37506/mx67tf31