|Sefri Hardiansyah||Universitas Negeri Padangfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|THE INFLUENCE OF CIRCUIT TRAINING METHOD ON THE ENHANCEMENT OF PHYSICAL FITNESS OF SPORTS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STUDENTS|
|circuit training method, physical fitness level, sports education department students|
Objectives: The purpose of this research is to see the effect of circuit training method to increase physical fitness of FIK UNP students. Methods: It was a quasi-experiment given to students of Faculty of Sport Science (FIK) UNP who follow the lecture of Physical Condition Formation. The sample in this study was 18 people, consisting of 4 females and 14 males students chosen by purposive sampling technique. The treatments were given 16 times. The instrument used in this research was Indonesia Physical Fitness Level Tests (TKJI) in the aged of 16-19 years. The elements of physical conditions that were measured in this instrument were the speed, the strength of arm muscles, the strength and endurance of abdominal muscles and the endurance and explosive power of leg muscle. Result: Based on the measurement of pre test, the average physical fitness level of FIK UNP students was 16.22 within average category (the highest score was 20 and lowest one was 10). While based on the measurement of the post test, it was obtained that the average score was 17.56 within good category (the highest score was 22 and the lowest one was 14) and based hypothesis testing using t-test (comparative) statistical formula, it was obtained the tobserve = 3.69 while ttable at α = 0.05 and degrees of freedom (df) = n-1 was 1.74. Thus, tobserve 3.69> ttable 1.74. Conclusions: Based on statistical tests and discussions that have been done, It can be concluded that the method of training circuits has a significant influence on the enhancement of physical fitness of FIK UNP students.