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2017, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part A

Flexibility in Punjabi girls: An observational study

Author(s): Harshita Yadav, Anuradha Lehri and Manjeet Pal Kaur

Flexibility can be defined as the range of motion (ROM), or movement around a single joint or set of joints. Flexibility is an important component among these for assessing an individual fitness level. Tightness in muscles interferes with normal functioning and may further limit ROM. The present study is an observational study, for evaluating the flexibility among girls. A total of sixty girls were recruited. An inclusion criterion was set for selecting the subjects into the study: 1) Only females subjects were recruited. 2) Age range was 20-25 years. 3) Only non-athlete were recruited in the study. 4) Written signed informed consent was taken from all the subjects. Those subjects who were not co-operative and not willing to participate in the study were excluded. The anthropometric measurement were calculated which includes weight and height. The outcome measure, flexibility was measured by sit and reach box. The results from the present study suggested that, the mean age and standard deviation of sixty non-athlete Punjabi girls was 23.53±1.11. The mean weight and height with standard deviation was 55.08±6.73 and 161.146±6.35 respectively. Also, the mean and standard deviation of flexibility was calculated which was 9.30±4.70. The study concluded that there was an average level of flexibility among non-athlete Punjabi girls.

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Harshita Yadav, Anuradha Lehri, Manjeet Pal Kaur. Flexibility in Punjabi girls: An observational study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(6):07-10.

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