2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Study of anthropometric characteristics among the university level archers
Author(s): Ritika, Kiran, Karanjit Singh, PhD Kanwar Mandeep Singh and Sartaj Singh Chhina
In the present study, the anthropometric measurements and body composition of the university level archers were evaluated and association of these parameters with performance of archers also assessed. A total 30 university level archers (n= 30; 15 males and 15 females) were selected as subjects. The height, weight, body lengths, diameters, circumferences and skinfold thicknesses were measured of the subjects. From these variables, the body composition components were calculated. The independent samples t-test revealed that the male archers had significantly greater anthropometric variables viz. height (p<0.05), arm length (p<0.05), lower arm length (p<0.05), biacromial diameter (p<0.05), bicondylar humerus diameter (p<0.05), wrist diameter (p<0.05), hand diameter (p<0.05), bicondylar femur diameter (p<0.05) and lean body mass (p<0.05) as compared to female archers. The female archers had significantly greater calf skinfold (p<0.05), percent body fat (p<0.05) and total body fat (p<0.05) than the male archers. The correlation analysis showed that the anthropometric characteristics did not show any association with the performance among the male, female and combined group archers.
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Ritika, Kiran, Karanjit Singh, PhD Kanwar Mandeep Singh and Sartaj Singh Chhina. Study of anthropometric characteristics among the university level archers. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2017; 2(2): 515-519.