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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part E

Study of cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength endurance in relation to skin fold fat


Author(s): Amita Barman and Dr. Pintu Sil

Abstract: Introduction: Cardiovascular fitness is the ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen-rich blood to the working muscle tissues and the ability of the muscles to use oxygen to produce energy for movement. Several studies conducted to reveal the relationship between body fat and sports performance and reported that excess fat is detrimental to physical performance and work capacity.
Purpose: Purpose of the present study was to study the relationship between selected skin folds fat with cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength endurance.
Methodology: A total of 40 active young female in between the age of 18 to 23 were selected randomly for the present study. All the subject participated moderately exercise for five days per week for at least six month. Cardiovascular endurance (CVE), muscular strength endurance (MSE), three skin folds (abdominal, supra-iliac and triceps) were the criterion measure of the present study. Skin fold Caliper was used to measure the skin fold fat. Cooper aerobic fitness test, 1-min bent knee sit-ups were used to measure the other variables of the present study. Mean and SD were computed and product moment method was used to find out the coefficient of correlation (r) between variables. All statistical calculations were done using standard statistical software and only 0.05 level of confidence was considered in this study.
Results: Results revealed that the mean value of CVE and MSE were 1898.42 m (±194.57) and 34.05 times/min (±5.21) respectively. The coefficient of correlation for CVE with Abd, Spl, Tri and SSK were -0.21, -0.17, 0.08 and -0.12 and the coefficient of correlation for MSE with Abd, Spl, Tri and SSK were -0.22, -0.27, 0.06 and -0.23 respectively. It was also found that all the correlations (r) computed in this study were negative in nature though the values of r were statistically not significant.
Conclusion: The trend of the findings has shown that the body fat has a detrimental effect on endurance performance.


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How to cite this article:
Amita Barman, Dr. Pintu Sil. Study of cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength endurance in relation to skin fold fat. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(2):281-283.
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