2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Investigation of body composition variables among different topography university athletes
Author(s): Dr. MS Muthuramalingam and Dr. V Gopinath
The present study aims to investigate the body composition of different topography Indian university athletes. To achieve the purpose of the study 160 male athletes from four zones of India such as South, North, East and West consist of 10 athletes in each category like sprinters, middle distance runners, jumpers and throwers from different topography namely plain, hills and coastal athletes selected at random. The muscle mass and fat mass were selected as body composition variables and the selected variables are tested by using skin fold calliper. The collected data on dependent variables statistically tested by using 4X4 factorial design to find the main and interaction effects. The scheffs post hoc test used to find the paired mean difference, when the main and interaction effects found significant. The level of significance was fixed at 0.05. The results on muscle mass and fat mass on factor A (Different Athletes) and factor B (Different Zones) found significant. The interaction effect on selected dependent variables also shows significant. The study concluded that the muscle mass ¬and fat mass similar among different category athletes whereas the same was differ at topography. The fat mass varies on different category athletes and topography.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. MS Muthuramalingam and Dr. V Gopinath. Investigation of body composition variables among different topography university athletes. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 1233-1235.