Study on correlation between selected physiological variables and playing ability of Badminton players
Author(s): Riya and Shraddha Dwivedi
Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to find out the Co–relation between selected Physiological parameters and playing ability of Badminton players. For this study 10 male and 10 female Badminton players were selected as subject from Degree College of Physical Education (DCPE), Amravati through purposive sampling method. The age of the subjects was ranged from 18 to 25 years. The selected Physiological variables were Vital capacity and BMI .Vital capacity was measured through Peak flow meter and for BMI height and weight were measured by Stadiometer and weighing machine. The Miller Wall Valley test was administered to check the Playing ability of Badminton Players. The scores were recorded according to the units of the particular test. The data pertaining to each of the selected Physiological variables i.e. Vital capacity and BMI was examined statistically by Pearson’s product moment Co-efficient of Correlation. The findings indicate that the vital capacity of Male (r =0.021) and Female (r =0.257) does not significantly correlate with Playing ability. Also BMI of Male (r = -0.057) and Female (r = -0.106) do not correlate significantly with Playing ability of Badminton Players. Since the calculated r -values are less than tabulated r- value (0.576) at 0.05 level of significance. Hence no any correlation exists between vital capacity and BMI with playing ability. It is concluded from study that vital capacity of shutters will not affect their performance; it may be because the test Miller Wall Valley is of duration just 30sec which does not require much lung functioning .Also it is concluded from study that negative correlation exist between BMI and playing ability of shutters which may be because for better performance agile and less fat free mass body is needed which may be found in a players having less BMI.The concluded concept may help a coach and players to increase performanÎ.