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Article Number - ABC8F74702


Vol.1(3), pp. 28-32 , December 2010

ISSN: 1996-0794



Full Length Research Paper

Anthropometric characteristics, somatotyping and body composition of volleyball and basketball players


Vishaw Gaurav, Mandeep Singh* and Sukhdev Singh




Department of Physical Education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India.


Email: mandeep_balz@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 08 October 2010  Published: 31 December 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

The purpose of the study was to compare the anthropometric characteristics and somatotype of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar’s male basketball players and volleyball players. Sixty three sportspersons (volleyball = 36 and basketball = 27) of age group 18-25 years were selected from different colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India. All the participants were assessed for height, weight, breadths, girths and skin fold thickness. An independent samples t-test revealed that basketball players had significantly higher height (p<0.01), weight (p<0.01) and body surface area (p<0.01) as compared to volleyball players. The basketball players were also found to have significantly greater biceps (p<0.01) and suprailliac (p<0.01) skin fold thicknesses, calf circumference (p<0.05), percent body fat (p<0.01), total body fat (p<0.01), fat free mass (p<0.05) and endomorphic component (p<0.05) as compared to volleyball players. Volleyball players had significantly greater body density (p<0.01) as compared to basketball players. The basketball and volleyball players of this study were found to have higher percentage body fat with lower body height and body weight than their international counterparts. Further investigations are needed on the above studied variables along with fitness and physiological variables to assess relationships among them and with performances in volleyball and basketball.

 

Key words: Anthropometric characteristics, basketball, body composition, somatotyping, volleyball.


APA (2010). Anthropometric characteristics, somatotyping and body composition of volleyball and basketball players. Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management, 1(3), 28-32.
Chicago Vishaw Gaurav, Mandeep Singh and Sukhdev Singh. "Anthropometric characteristics, somatotyping and body composition of volleyball and basketball players." Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management 1, no. 3 (2010): 28-32.
MLA Vishaw Gaurav, et al. "Anthropometric characteristics, somatotyping and body composition of volleyball and basketball players." Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management 1.3 (2010): 28-32.
   
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