Comparative study of strength and flexibility of gymnastics and Mallakhamb players of age 11 and 12 years
Author(s): Dr. Sagar Kulkarni
Abstract: Basic Gymnastics and Mallakhamb both competitive sporting events are being used as activities to develop fitness components since very long time. Gymnastics involves more space, equipments and variety of movements whereas in Mallakhamb various yogic postures and movements are performed only on a single wooden pole which requires very less space and some mats for safety. The researcher has carried comparative study of developments of motor components strength and flexibility. For the study total 60 novice players (30 from each discipline) of age 11 and 12 of each discipline were selected as samples from five various Cenetrs within state of Maharashtra. It was hypothesized that there will be no significant difference in strength and flexibility in Gymnastics and Mallakhamb players of age 11 and 12 years. Medicine ball throw and bend and reach tests were used as standardized tests to collect data. Mean standard deviation and t- test was applied for statistical findings and draw conclusions. From the statistical treatments it was concluded that there was a significant difference in strength and flexibility in Gymnastics and Mallakhamb players. Hence hypotheses were rejected.