International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2021, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part C
A comparative study of propulsive task related physical fitness in obese and non-obese adolescent boys
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Mahesh Chand Sharma and Dr. Kuljeet Kaur Maheshchand Sharma
The aim of the present study was to compare the propulsive task related physical fitness in obese and non-obese adolescent boys. To achieve the purpose hundred adolescent boys from classes ninth and tenth were selected as subjects from various Government and Private Schools, Chandrapur, Maharashtra. The students were divided into ‘obese’ and ‘non obese’ group based on their skin fold measurements. Each group consists of so subjects. The ability to propel and lift the body mass is called propulsive task related physical fitness. The selected propulsive task related physical fitness variable were assessed by standing broad jump, sit-ups, 50-yard dash, shuttle run and 600 yards run and walk test. Other subjects had inferior performances on all tests requiring propulsion or lifting of the body mass compared with their non-obese counterparts. Results of this study showed the obese subjects had poorer performances on weight-bearing tasks scoring lower scores on all fitness components. To encourage adherence to physical activity in obese youth, it is important that activities are tailored to their capabilities. Results suggested that weight-bearing activities should be limited at the start of fitness program with obese participants and alternative activities that rely more on non-weight bearing activities. Such as cycling, swimming or other aquatic activities may be incorporated. It was concluded that the non-obese children were better than the obese children in selected propulsive task related physical fitness components.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Mahesh Chand Sharma, Dr. Kuljeet Kaur Maheshchand Sharma. A comparative study of propulsive task related physical fitness in obese and non-obese adolescent boys. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2021;6(2):163-167.