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A Research upon Sports Fitness and Physiological Outline of Elite Players | Original Article

Raj Kumar*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The current study aimed to gain insight into the physiological profile of elite basketball players in Belgium in relation to their position on the field. The current study showed that the physiological profile of elite players first division differs by player position. More specifically, guards were characterized by high endurance, speed, and agility, whereas centers and power forwards had higher muscle strength than the other positions. There is a scarcity of descriptive data on the physiological characteristics of elite players. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physiological profile and sports specific fitness of elite players. A total of sixty male inter-university squash players from India were selected for the study. All subjects were examined for selected physiological variables namely vital capacity (VC), Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP), Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP), Heart Rate (HR), Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR), Positive Breath Holding Capacity (PBHC) and Negative Breath Holding Capacity (NBHC). On the basis of the performance of the teams only forty subjects were retained for the final study in such an approach that twenty squash players were from the first four teams and twenty subjects were from the last four teams. The data was analyzed with the help of discriminant analysis using the SPSS version 19.0. There is a scarcity of descriptive data on the performance capacity of elite players, whose fitness requirements are quite specific. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the physiological response of elite players in a sport-specific fitness test.