Biniyam Gebreabe Abebe and Getasew Gashaw Molla
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a circuit training program on selected physical fitness components of female students. To achieve the objective of the study, a purposive sampling technique was used to select thirty participants from 325 freshman female students of Mekdela Amba University, aged between 18 to 20. The research design was an informal experimental with pre-post control group design.
Methods: All participants were evaluated using the sit-up test, Illinois test, and 30-meter dash test. The collected data were analyzed by using paired sample t-test by using SPSS software with a pair-wise comparison of means at a 95% confidence interval was performed. To determine the difference between pre-and post-training mean values after 12 weeks of continuous training. Results. Significant improvements in each selected physical fitness component were found. 3.53 mean differences were registered by sit-up test, from 30-meter dash test of speed was improved by 0.83sec after12 weeks of exercise. The mean difference value in the agility test was decreased by -3.07, The result indicates that an effective change was observed in participants’ agility performance. The result obtained in this study indicates that there was a significant improvement in all selected physical fitness components.
Conclusions: The main finding of the study showed that the effect of circuit training program has a positive effect on the improvement in physical fitness components of female students
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