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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2014, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A

Comparison of body composition variables among university level hand ball, kabaddi and volleyball players


Author(s): Dr. K Palanisamy

Abstract: Much of the focus has been directed toward sports such as handball, volleyball gymnastics, diving, wrestling, long-distance running, and other athetic sports where a lower body mass has been perceived as a means of enhancing performance to find out the differences in body composition variables. The aim of this study was to analyze the body composition variables, BMI and percent body fat among handball, kabaddi and volleyball players. To achieve the purpose of this study, the investigator selected randomly selected 30 handball players, 30 kabaddi players and 30 volleyball players, who participated at State level Inter University competitions held at Chennai during the year 2014 and their mean age was 20.6 years with standard deviation of + 1.4 years. The data on BMI and percent body fat were compared for the differences existed among the players using statistical tool ANOVA. The study proved that though there seem to be significant differences in BMI and handball players tend to have more than kabaddi and volleyball players, there was no significant difference in percent body fat among the players. Hence, it was concluded that the difference noted in BMI was absorbed in body due to the vigorous playing situations of the players.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. K Palanisamy. Comparison of body composition variables among university level hand ball, kabaddi and volleyball players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2014;1(2):47-49.
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