2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Study on maximal oxygen consumption in different team games
Author(s): Oinam Bhagat and Dr. Laishram Thambal Singh
Introduction: VO2max is used to monitor the training status and is considered as the most important determinant to predict the aerobic fitness of players. The VO2max gives endurance value among the football, hockey, basketball and handball players. Still there is the need to justify the required VO2max of team games of a certain level. Objective: To compare the VO2max profiles among the different selected team games and develop a single norm of all the games for the prediction of VO2max efficiency. Methods: Total 120 players (18 to 25 years of age), 30 each from football, hockey, basketball and handball games represented in the national championships were selected. Cooper’s 12 min. run-walk test was administered to obtain the data for VO2max. Descriptive, t-test and ANOVA were employed, and tested at 0.05 level of confidence. The norm and grading were developed by using the Hull and 6-sigma scales respectively. Result: Significant differences of VO2max were found for both football and hockey players along with basketball and handball players, whereas insignificant differences were found in between football & hockey players, and basketball & handball players. Significant differences among the group means were found and followed by post-hoc test to find out the paired means differences. The single norm and grading scale were also developed. Conclusion: Insignificant differences of VO2max were found in between the football & hockey players, and basketball & handball players; whereas significant differences were found between football & basketball, football & handball, hockey & basketball, and hockey & handball players. A single norm was developed to predict the standard efficiency of VO2max for the selected team games.
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How to cite this article:
Oinam Bhagat, Dr. Laishram Thambal Singh. Study on maximal oxygen consumption in different team games. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):2277-2281.