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The Study About Physiological Characteristics of Indian Volleyball Players: a Case Study of Inter-University Athletes |

Raj Kumar, Dr. Kishore Kumar, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The reason for this study was of two-folds, firstly, toassess the anthropometric profile of Indian inter-university volleyball playersand, also, to look the connection of body mass file, % body fat, hand graspstrength (right prevailing) and Vo2max. with other anthropometriccharacteristics contemplated. Eleven anthropometric characteristics, four bodycomposition parameters, two physical and two physiological variables and ninearm anthropometric characteristics were measured on randomly selected 63inter-university Indian volleyball players (38 males and 25 females) aged 18–25years from randomly selected universities, India with satisfactory controls (n= 102, 52 males and 50 females). The results demonstrated that male volleyballplayers were taller (6.63%) and heavier (7.31%) and female volleyball playerswere somewhat taller (0.31%) and lighter (3.74%) than their control partners.One path analysis of fluctuation demonstrated critical (p≤0.004-0.000) betweengathering contrasts in every one of the variables (aside from hip outline)between volleyball players and controls. In volley players, altogether positiverelationships were found with BMI and other 19 variables, with percent body fatand 6 variables, with right hand grasp strength and 20 variables and withVo2max and other 19 variables, and fundamentally negative connections werefound with percent body fat and other 16 variables, with right hand holdstrength and other 7 variables and with Vo2max with other 8 variables. Thediscoveries of the present study may be helpful in future examination on playerdetermination, ability distinguishing proof in volleyball and training programdevelopment.