The purpose of the study was designed to examine the effect of weight circuit training on breath holding time and resting pulse rate of college men students. For the purpose of the study, thirty college men students from the colleges in and around Namakkal District were selected as subjects. They were divided into two equal groups. each group consisted of the fifteen subjects. Group I underwent weight circuit training for three days per week for twelve weeks. Group II acted as control who did not undergo any special training programme apart from their regular physical education programme. The following variables namely breath holding time and resting pulse rate were selected as criterion variables. All the subjects of two groups were tested on selected dependent variables by using holding the breath for time and radial pulse respectively at prior to and immediately after the training programme. The analysis of covariance was used to analyze the significant difference, if any among the groups. The .05 level of confidence was fixed as the level of significance to test the ‘F’ ratio obtained by the analysis of covariance, which was considered as an appropriate. The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference between weight circuit training group and control group on breath holding time and resting pulse rate. And also it was found that there was a significant change on breath holding time and resting pulse rate due to twelve weeks of weight circuit training.
KEYWORDS: WEIGHT CIRCUIT TRAINING, BREATH HOLDING TIME, RESTING PULSE RATE, COLLEGE MEN STUDENTS