Publication

First and foremost the authors

have published in the wrong department for the journal to be appreciated. They

have published the article to the International Sports Science and Engineering

department. Thou the sports science colleges might appreciate the journal the

engineers might not. Unlike, Polsgrove

(2016) and his colleges whom published a journal titled “Impact of 10-weeks of yoga practice on flexibility

and balance of college athletes” which had published their journal to the

International Journal of Yoga Department where many people would appreciate the

work of the authors.

Subjects

The

subjects that had been chosen are all students whom have participated in an

interschool yoga competition. As they are students whom are already involved in

the activity there would be no point of testing them as even the control group

would be practicing yoga there would be not much difference in the results.

Unlike

Polsgrove’s (2016) journal the authors had picked college athletes and had

separated them into yoga group (YG) and non-yoga group (NYG) and thus the

effect of yoga can be clearly see the difference.

Method

Methods

of the experiment were clear thou they have not mention on executing pre test

and post test. Moreover there is no statement of when and frequent in a week

the subjects would need to perform the yoga exercises.

Whereas

another journal had stated specifically the duration and number of sessions the

participants would undergo. The journal from Polsgrove (2016) they had measured

the balance and flexibility while Baljinder (2011) measured balance and agility

which makes no sense from the activities that are benefited from the practice

of yoga.

Example of

procedure

The

yoga group (YG) was comprised soccer team players (mean age = 19.8 years, s =

1.05) while the non-yoga group (NYG) was comprised baseball team players (mean

age = 20.3 years, s = 1.06). During the same 10-week period, members of both

groups completed the regularly scheduled sport specific training sessions.

While much of the training for the two sports was mutually exclusive, common

activities included static stretching exercises, weight training, and running.

In addition to their regular training, the YG subjects took part in certified

instructor-led yoga sessions 2 mornings (Tuesday and Thursday) each week before

any other physical activity. During the hour-long sessions, the instructor

demonstrated the series of yoga postures that were then mimicked by the

subjects. Subjects in both groups were asked to not participate in any

additional training activities. Measures of flexibility, balance, and joint

angles (JA) were taken immediately before and shortly after the 10-week study.

(Polsgrove,

2016)

Result

Tabulation of

Data

According to Cole (2015) the

standard use of decimal places for mean is two decimal places, percentage is

one decimal place, standard deviation is one or two decimal places and t-test

is one decimal places. The journal thou had placed four decimal places which

seemed quite complicated and uninteresting to read.

Rounding rules

for summary statistics

Summary statistic

Reporting

Examples

Mean

Use enough decimal

places to give either the SD to two significant digits, or the SE to one

significant digit (Hopkins, 2011).

3320?g

3.32?kg

Percentage

Integers or one

decimal place for values under 10%. Values over 90% may need one decimal

place if their complement is informative. Use two or more decimal places only

if the range of values is less than 0.1%

0.1%

5.3%

27%

89%

99.6%

Mean difference

Use enough decimal

places to give the SE to one or two significant digits. For a standardised

mean difference use one or two decimal places

Regression coefficient

As with the mean

difference.

Correlation coefficient

One or two decimal

places, or more when very close to ±1

0.03

?0.7

0.89

0.999

Risk ratio

Round to two

significant digits if the leading non-zero digit is four or more, otherwise

round to three (the rule of four) (Wainer, 1997). Alternatively use one/two significant digits

rather than two/three. For ORs very close to 1 (eg, in logistic regression

with a continuous variable) use three decimal places or else report the log

OR×100 as the percentage odds to one decimal place (Cole, 2000).

0.0321

0.062

0.76

1.05

4.2

11.3

55

1.042

4.1%

SD

One or two

significant digits (Hopkins,

2011)

570?g

0.57?kg

9?mm?Hg

2.5?mL

SE

One or two

significant digits

CI

Use the same rule

as for the corresponding effect size (be it mean, percentage, mean

difference, regression coefficient, correlation coefficient or risk ratio),

perhaps with one less significant digit

Test statistics: t, F, ?2, etc

Up to one decimal

place and up to two significant digits

t=?1.3

F=11

?s=4.1

p value

Round up to one

significant digit, within the limits shown in the examples. The lower limit

may be smaller than 0.001, but never 0.000. For genome-wide association

studies use the power of 10 format

>0.9

0.4

0.1

0.08

0.05

0.003

<0.001 6.10?9 (Cole, 2015) Example, of a Good Tabulated Data YG and NYG traditional measures (Polsgrove, 2016) Discussion Discussion of the journal was too brief. The discussions of the results were only supported with journals related to the subject and no further explanation was given. In addition, one of their discussion's references was outdated as it was taken from the 1975 by Lerne. Moreover there is not much scientific explanation included in the discussion. The discussion of Dr. Baljinder (2011) included; "Yoga asanas are psychophysical practices to culture body and mind. Yoga practices are known to significantly improve health status, and reduce stress and anxiety (Hancock, 2007)", Hatha-yoga exercises provided regular functioning of principal bodily functions thus fostering a psychophysical balance; moreover, transcendental meditation increased aerobic metabolism, counteracting anaerobic metabolism which was related to mental distress (Lerne, 1975)" and "Yoga asanas were also shown to improve flexibility and health perception (Cowen, 2005)". As for an example of a journal by Polsgrove (2016) he had discussed about the possibilities that could have happened. Such as, "Because their regular practice of training activities (free weight training and practicing sport skills) challenged stability and balance, we expected that improvements in balance (Zech, 2010)", "In addition, because yoga practice has been shown to enhance the balance (Boehde, 2005)" and "Logically, training that emphasizes the multiple components of fitness at once should more readily enhance movement performance (Clark, 2012). Acknowledgement There were three authors whom have contributed to the journal but at the end of the journal there was brief information of the two of the authors and Dr. Wilfred Vaz(2011) was not included. This would be unfair to him as he also contributed to the research. Conclusion The overall journal is too brief and not specific enough. A better work could be done to perfect the journal.