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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part A

Correlation between physical structure and physical performance of power lifters


Author(s): Dr. Geeta Thakur

Abstract: Power lifting is power involving sport. The present study was executed to Correlation between physical structure and physical performance of power lifters. For this, one hundred twenty (60 state and 60 national level) power lifters were selected randomly during state and national power lifting championships. Various body measurements including linear measurements, diameters, circumferences and skin folds were taken by following the standard technique of Tanner et al (1969). Somatotype was studied with the help of Heath and Carter method (1967). The mean, standard deviation and independent student ‘t’ test were computed to find out the significant difference between physique of state and national level power lifters. Coefficient of correlation was computed to find the relationship of somatotype to physical performance in power lifting. It was analyzed that national level power lifters have significantly high rate of mesomorphy, low values of endomorphy and ectomorphy rating than state level power lifters. They also perform significantly better in standing vertical Jump, maximum strength. It is concluded that endo-mesomorph type of body and explosive strength are better indicator of one’s competition performance in power lifting.

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Dr. Geeta Thakur. Correlation between physical structure and physical performance of power lifters. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(4):28-29.
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