2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
A comparative study on maximal oxygen consumption in relation to body composition of athletes and non-athletes
Author(s): Arnab Ray and Dulal Chandra Das
The present study was stated as “A comparative study on maximal oxygen consumption in relation to body composition of athletes and non-athletes” purpose of the study was to find out if there any relationship between body composition and maximal oxygen consumption. The athlete subjects of this study was selected from the students of B.P. Ed course and the non-athlete subjects were from the students of other courses in the University of Kalyani. The age, height, weight was determined as personal data. Percentage of body fat was estimated through girth measurement method which after finding percentage body fat, the fat mass, lean body mass was calculated as other component of body composition. Maximal oxygen uptake capacity was determined by using Queens College Step Test. From collected data analyzed through applied proper statistical procedure and presented in tabular form. The mean value of fat percentage, F.M. & LBM were 12.70+_6.16,7.70+_4.74 and 50.50+_3.16 respectively for athlete group and 17.30+_5.13, 10.50+_4.25, 51+_3.93 respectively for non-athlete group. The significance difference was found in VO2max of athlete and non-athlete group. But there were no significant difference in percentage body fat, fat mass and lean body mass. The significant relation was found between vo2max and LBM. The ‘r’ value was 0.4467.
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Arnab Ray, Dulal Chandra Das. A comparative study on maximal oxygen consumption in relation to body composition of athletes and non-athletes. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):498-500.