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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part D

Study of body composition and somatotyping among the throwers


Author(s): Karanjit Singh

Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to compare the body composition and somatotying of the different groups of the throwers. 40 (10 javelin throwers, 10 discus throwers, 10 hammer throwers, 10 shot putters) male university level throwers were assessed during the All India Inter University Athletic Meet. The age of athletes was between 18 to 25 years. All the athletes were measured for height, weight, diameters, circumferences and skinfold thicknesses of the body parts. One-way ANOVA revealed that there were significant differences in skinfold thicknesses (p<0.05), body composition (p<0.05) and somatotyping components (p<0.05) among the different groups of throwers. The shot putters had the highest skinfold thicknesses, percent body fat and total body fat among the throwers. Discus throwers and shot putters were found to have higher lean body mass, endomorphy and mesomorphy than the javelin throwers and hammer throwers. The javelin throwers had the highest ectomorphy component among the groups of throwers.

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How to cite this article:
Karanjit Singh. Study of body composition and somatotyping among the throwers. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(4):221-225.
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