International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2017, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part H
A study on selected physical fitness components of Kho-Kho players, kabaddi players, physical education trainee students and untrained females
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Karuna Sana and Amita Barman
Purpose of the present study was to find out the influence of varied type of physical activity on selected fitness components. For conducting the study total 100 female subjects [25 untrained female, 25 students of Physical education, 25 state level kho-kho player and 25state level kabaddi players] of 22 to 25 years were selected from Alipore Hastings college, and kho-kho and kabaddi players were selected from different district of West Bengal, India, randomly. Criterion measured for conducting the study were back and hamstring flexibility, lag explosive strength, abdominal muscular strength endurance and cardio-vascular endurance of physical fitness. Mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics. ANOVA and “t” test were used to compare the groups in selected physical fitness variables. It was found that Kho-Kho players were better in back and hamstring flexibility and abdominal muscle strength endurance, where Kabaddi players showed better performance in leg explosive strength. Physical Education students were better in cardio-vascular endurance, but untrained females were worse performer in all the selected physical fitness components. There were significant differences on selected physical fitness components between the untrained female students and with all the three selected groups. There were significant differences between kho-kho and kabaddi players in back and hamstring flexibility, and cardio-vascular endurance. There was significant difference between kho-kho players and Physical Education students in abdominal muscular strength endurance. There was significant difference in abdominal muscular strength endurance between kabaddi players and Physical education students. So it can be concluded that regular participation in different type of training or physical activity programme helps to improve and/ or to maintain different type of fitness components.
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Dr. Karuna Sana and Amita Barman. A study on selected physical fitness components of Kho-Kho players, kabaddi players, physical education trainee students and untrained females. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2017; 2(2): 421-424.