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Physical Characteristics and Somato Type of Trained Badminton Players


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1 1Assistant Professor, Department Of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Srmist, Kattankulathur, India
2 M.Phil Scholar, Department Of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Srmist, Kattankulathur, India
     

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Context: The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship among somato type characteristics and physical training of young male and female Badminton players. A total of 30 players (15 males and 15 females), who represented Kerala in national level competitions, were evaluated with the sex as a factor. Different body measurements were recorded following the guidelines proposed by the ISAK such as body mass, height, skinfold thicknesses at different sites (biceps, triceps, subscapular, supraspinale and medial calf), girths (arm relaxed, thigh, and calf) and breadths (biepicondylarhumerus and femur). In addition to anthropometrical analysis, body composition and somato type of the participants had been assessed. A t- test for independent samples was performed to examine the statistical differences between sex groups and a Pearson’s coefficient was applied to evaluate the correlation between variables. An endomorph-ectomorph somatotype characteristics was observed for the entire group. Analysis, taking into account the sex factor, revealed an endomorph-mesomorph somatotype for the males and an endomorph-ectomorph somatotype for the females. Data corresponding to body composition contrasted by sex showed higher body fat percentage for the female group than the males. Within the tested age interval range, body fat content in female players was higher than the male counterparts. Although these differences might be the consequence of a normal growth, it was advisable to integrate educational and nutritional strategies in order to maintain an optimum body fat content. Training procedure must be considered to improve the body type for the specific sports event.

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Somato Type, Badminton, Body Mass, Height, Skinfold Thickness.
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M. Senthil Kumar
1Assistant Professor, Department Of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Srmist, Kattankulathur, India
T. Vinoy Vincent
M.Phil Scholar, Department Of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Srmist, Kattankulathur, India

Abstract


Context: The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship among somato type characteristics and physical training of young male and female Badminton players. A total of 30 players (15 males and 15 females), who represented Kerala in national level competitions, were evaluated with the sex as a factor. Different body measurements were recorded following the guidelines proposed by the ISAK such as body mass, height, skinfold thicknesses at different sites (biceps, triceps, subscapular, supraspinale and medial calf), girths (arm relaxed, thigh, and calf) and breadths (biepicondylarhumerus and femur). In addition to anthropometrical analysis, body composition and somato type of the participants had been assessed. A t- test for independent samples was performed to examine the statistical differences between sex groups and a Pearson’s coefficient was applied to evaluate the correlation between variables. An endomorph-ectomorph somatotype characteristics was observed for the entire group. Analysis, taking into account the sex factor, revealed an endomorph-mesomorph somatotype for the males and an endomorph-ectomorph somatotype for the females. Data corresponding to body composition contrasted by sex showed higher body fat percentage for the female group than the males. Within the tested age interval range, body fat content in female players was higher than the male counterparts. Although these differences might be the consequence of a normal growth, it was advisable to integrate educational and nutritional strategies in order to maintain an optimum body fat content. Training procedure must be considered to improve the body type for the specific sports event.

Keywords


Somato Type, Badminton, Body Mass, Height, Skinfold Thickness.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194795