2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Comparison of body composition characteristics between district level football players and kho-kho players
Author(s): Subhadip Pal, Dr. Krishnendu Pradhan and Dr. Sudip Sundar Das
The purpose of the study was to examine the body composition characteristics between different district of male football and kho-kho players in West Bengal, India. To achieve the set objectives, sixty (60) male different district level football and kho-kho players (average age 21.08±1.94 years) from different sports club who were participated to their respective sports as subjects in this study. The age of the subject ranged from 18-26 years. The subjects were categorized as football players (30) and kho-kho players (30). Only body composition component were selected for this study. The height and weight of the subjects were measured with the help of anthropometric rod and portable weighing machine respectively. Body mass index (BMI), total body fat, fat percent and lean body mass of both the groups were calculated by the using recommended formulas of Meltzer et al. (1988) , Shaver (1981) , Karada Scan body composition monitor and Shaver (1981)  respectively. Data was analyzed using Independent Sample‘t’ test with SPSS, (Version 20.0) software. The level of significance was set at 0.05 level of confidence. The result shows that there was significant difference in lean body mass between district level football players and kho-kho players. No significant differences exist in height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and total body fat and fat percent between two groups of players.
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How to cite this article:
Subhadip Pal, Dr. Krishnendu Pradhan, Dr. Sudip Sundar Das. Comparison of body composition characteristics between district level football players and kho-kho players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):886-889.