"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2015, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part D
Selected anthropometric and Physical Fitness Measures as predictors of performance in 100 meters track eventAuthor(s):
Ashok Kumar Malik, Lakha SinghAbstract:
The present study was conduct to determine the selected anthropometric and physical fitness measures as predictors of performance in 100 meters track event. Anthropometry is the application of measurements to the study of human size, shape, proportion, composition, maturation and gross functions. Physical fitness as some aspects of desired life has a closer relationship to physical health, but it has a concept more comprehensive than physical aspects so that, without health, one cannot at all gain full physical fitness. The present study was carried out on fifty male athletes, who were participated in All India Inter-university. Selected anthropometric parameters were measured by standard equipment. Linear measurement, researcher used Anthropometric rod, girth of the subject’s flexible steel tape was used, skin fold measurement of the subject’s skin fold calliper was used and diameters were measures with the help of Sliding Calliper. Collect the data for physical fitness of male athletes, AAPHER youth fitness test (1976) was used. The selected anthropometric variables were taken for the study (Height, leg length, shoulder circumference, hip circumference, shoulder diameter, elbow diameter, thigh skin fold, biceps skin fold). To find out the relationship, Pearson`s Product Moment Correlation was applied. For testing hypothesis, level of significance was set at .05 levels. Combined Contribution of selected Anthropometric and Physical fitness Variables to the 100 meter event Performance. It is evident from the combined contribution of the height, Leg length, Shoulder circumference, Hip circumference, Shoulder diameter, Elbow diameter, thigh skin fold & Biceps skin fold and physical fitness variables (50 yards dash, 600 yards run and Shuttle Run 10x4m, Arms pull-ups) are significantly related to the performance in 100 meter sprint. Therefore athlete who got highest performance in 100 meter sprint test has significant relationship between the selected anthropometric and physical fitness variables. It is proved that these anthropometric and physical fitness variables help to increase 100 meter sprint performance.Pages: 184-186 | 1263 Views 23 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Ashok Kumar Malik, Lakha Singh. Selected anthropometric and Physical Fitness Measures as predictors of performance in 100 meters track event. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;2(1):184-186.