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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part L

Comparative study of somatic characteristics and fitness of under 19 years state level male basketball and volleyball players


Author(s): Dr. Dev Raj Yadav

Abstract: Somatotyping and fitness are the most important factor for any type of performance. The aim of the present study was to find out the somatic characteristics and fitness of under-19 year state level male Basketball and Volleyball players. Total sixty (60) district level male Basketball (30) and Volleyball (30) players were selected at random from Ghaziabad, Meerut and Bijnor Districts of Uttar Pradesh. All the subjects were assessed for height, weight, BMI, breaths, girths, skinfold thickness, vertical jump, flexibility and reaction time. Analyzing the data it was found that 1. The Basketball players were significantly taller than Volleyball players. 2. The biceps and triceps skin folds of Basketball players were significantly higher than Volleyball players. 3. The Basketball players had greater thigh circumference than Volleyball players. 4. The significant difference was observed between Basketball and Volleyball players in Ectomorphic and Mesomorphy components. The Basketball players had greater Ectomorphy component than the Volleyball players and Volleyball players had greater Mesomorphy components than Basketball players. 5. The significant difference was observed between Basketball and Volleyball players in vertical jump and flexibility. The Basketball players had higher vertical jump than the Volleyball players and Volleyball players had better flexibility than Basketball players. 6. The body types of Basketball Group was Mesomorphic Ectomorph (2.31, 3.37, 3.67), total percentage 66.66% and Volleyball Group was Ectomorphic Mesomorph (1.84, 4.19, 2.72), total percentage 56.66%.

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Dr. Dev Raj Yadav. Comparative study of somatic characteristics and fitness of under 19 years state level male basketball and volleyball players. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2020;2(3):842-845.
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