Year: 2020 | Month: June | Volume 9 | Issue 1

Effect of Regular Practice of Pranayama on Muscle Performance Capability among Garment Workers

Varsha SV


Garment industry employs most of unskilled labour, it demands physical performance of the employees. There is a need to find tools which can enhance the muscle performance and overall health of the employees. Hence, the present study was undertaken to study the effect of regular practice of pranayama on muscle performance. Muscle performance was measured as hand grip strength in terms of Maximum Voluntary Contraction (MVC) and Time to Fatigue at 30% of MVC on day 0 and day 30 of pranayama intervention. After analysing the data statistically, it was found that MVC was significantly (p<0.02) better in Post-Pranayama recording (159.42±18.25) compared to Pre-Pranayama recording (153.7±20.26). Time to fatigue at 30% MVC too was significantly higher during Post-Pranayama session (210.22±18.651) than Pre-Pranayama session (189.58±25.05). Effectiveness of pranayama on muscle performance was evidenced in this study.

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