Effects of Circuit Training Program on Physical Fitness Among Female Students: Alibo High School Horo Guduru Wollega Zone (Oromia Region)

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Addis Ababa Univerisity


This study attempted to explore effects of circuit training program on selected physical fitness variables of female students. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 24 novice female students on intervention and comparison group aged15 to 16 years from grade 9 students. The main objective of the study was to investigate the effect of circuit training program on selected physical fitness variables of Alibo high School female students Horo Guduru Wollega Zone in Oromia Regional state. Those subjects under this study took part in experimental design pre and post test on both group from October 1/02/2015 to December 30/04/ 2016, 2 days per week for 3 months and 40 minutes prerecession. The physical fitness variables selected for the study were: cardio respiratory endurance (1.6 km run in minutes), muscular endurance (sit-ups reps/60 seconds), muscular strength (modified push-ups reps/30 seconds), power (standing long jump in meter) and agility (4x10 m shuttle run in seconds).Data were analyzed by using SPSS paired samples t- test with pair wise comparison of means at 95% confidence interval. The results indicated that there were significantly improvements in performance on selected physical fitness variables due to the effects of circuit training with active rest (p < 0.05).This study confirmed that circuit training with active rest was significant to improve the physical fitness variables. The main finding of the study was novice female students have discovered positive outcomes towards physical fitness variables. The study also illustrates that health and fitness level of participants can be improved as a result of circuit training program. Key words: circuit training on: cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, power and agility