2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Study of physical fitness parameters among the adolescents from Punjab
Author(s): Dr. Kanwar Mandeep Singh
The primary aim of the present study was to compare the physical fitness parameters of the rural and urban children from Punjab. For the purpose of this study, 60 children (30 rural and 30 urban) of 16 years age group were selected to participate in the study. All the children were measured for various physical fitness parameters. The standing broad jump and standing vertical jump were applied to measure the explosive strength. The speed ability was measured with the help of 30 meter sprint (Flying Start). The endurance of the rural and urban children was assessed with the help of 800 meter run. Sit and reach test was used to assess the flexibility of the children. The grip strength was measured with the help of hand dynamometer. The medicine ball put was used to measure the strength of arms. The independent samples t-test revealed that the rural children were found to have significantly better performance on medicine ball put (p<0.05), standing broad jump (p<0.05), and endurance (p<0.05) hand than the urban children. It can be concluded that the rural children were better in some physical fitness parameters.
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Dr. Kanwar Mandeep Singh. Study of physical fitness parameters among the adolescents from Punjab. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):565-568.