2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Morpho-physiological status of Indian cyclists at SAI, NCA
Author(s): Alisha, Jyotsna Aggarwala and Dr. Meenu Dhingra
29 international competitive cyclists from National Cycling Academy, Sports Authority of India were assessed for their anthropometric and physiological profile during pre-competitive season. Detailed anthropometric measurements were taken following standard techniques and procedures as per ISAK guidelines and notified anthropometric instruments. Body composition was calculated using Siri’s equation and Durnin-Wormsley formula. Heath and Carter method of somatotyping was used to find body physique.VO2 max was calculated using Astrand protocol on a MONARK LC 7 Bicycle Ergometer. SAI, NCA cyclists were found to be (165.58±6.70 cm) tall and lean (Body fat 10.16±2.26 %) with average leg length (skelic index 90.46±5.96) and sitting height (86.98±3.88 cm). They possess strong and flexible core with back strength (84.5±26.95 kg), sit and reach flexibility (41.7±7.5 cm) and VO2 max of 53.10±7.65 l/min/kg.
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How to cite this article:
Alisha, Jyotsna Aggarwala, Dr. Meenu Dhingra. Morpho-physiological status of Indian cyclists at SAI, NCA. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):136-138.