EFFECT OF EXTENDED KNEE SIT-UP ON THE STRENGTH OF ABDOMINAL MUSCLES OF FEMALE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ANAMBRA STATE

EFFECT OF EXTENDED KNEE SIT-UP ON THE STRENGTH OF ABDOMINAL MUSCLES OF FEMALE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ANAMBRA STATE

  • N.A Ujuagu Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. 
  • T.N Uzor Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
  • S.N. Igwilo Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Exercise, Abdominal Muscle, Physical Fitness and Female Students.

Abstract

The study investigated effects of extended knee sit-up on the strength of abdominal muscle of female secondary school students in Anambra State. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The design used in the study was true experimental design which utilized the pre-test post-test control group. The population was 3,854 female secondary school students. Sixty (60) female students were selected from JSS I and SS I and SS II using simple random sampling. Data were analyzed using mean in answering the research questions, while Analysis of co-variance was used to test the hypothesis at .05 level of significance. The findings among others; were that the subjects who received training in extended knee sit-up performed significantly better than the control group who were not trained. Among the recommendation made was that extended knee sit-up exercise should be used for screening purposes in the selection of athletes especially activities requiring strength of the abdominal muscles.

Author Biographies

N.A Ujuagu, Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. 

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T.N Uzor, Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

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S.N. Igwilo, Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

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Published
2020-07-03