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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Relationship of abdominal muscle endurance with selected anthropometric measurements in soccer players
Author(s): Muhammad Shahidul Islam
Abstract:
A physically fit soccer player complies to run on the field in different direction. Sometimes he/she change direction suddenly according to necessity on the match. Top level soccer performance depends on several factors and physical fitness one of them. Strong abdominal muscles affect the changing direction of movement as the main foundations of long duration work based on the muscle endurance. The present study finds out the relationship between abdominal muscle endurance with selected anthropometric measurements in soccer players. The study is confined to 30 male university level soccer players who had played minimum at inter department football competition. One minute sit-up test was used for measuring abdominal muscle endurance. To measure the selected anthropometric status sagittal abdominal diameter, body mass index and waist to hip ratio was used. The mean, standard deviation and co-efficient of correlation was designed for presenting the data statistically. The results indicates a significant relationship between abdominal endurance and selected independent variable- sagittal abdominal diameter and moderate level relationship between abdominal endurance and selected independent variable-body mass index while in case of waist to hip ratio no significant relationship were found. Therefore, present study highlights the relationship between abdominal endurance and selected anthropometric measurements.
Pages: 1088-1090  |  560 Views  28 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Muhammad Shahidul Islam. Relationship of abdominal muscle endurance with selected anthropometric measurements in soccer players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):1088-1090.
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