Somatic and Body Composition Factors Underlying Aerobic Capacity
American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 36-40
Received: Mar. 11, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 22, 2015; Published: Mar. 31, 2015
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Sukanta Saha, Department of Physical Education, Memari College, Memari, Burdwan, 713146, West Bengal, India
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The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of somatic and body composition variables on aerobic capacity among the male college students. Five hundred (250 trained and 250 untrained) young college levels male students (mean age 20.54 years) participated in this study. In order to evaluate the somatotype components (endomorphy, mesomorphy, ectomorphy) and body composition variables (body mass index, % body fat, lean body mass, % skeletal muscle mass, % skeletal mass and body surface area) researcher applied a testing procedure that included measurements of height (cm), body weight (kg), five muscle girths (upper arm, fore arm, chest, thigh and calf) in cm, four bone diameters (humerus, bistyloid, femur and bimalleolus) in cm, and eight skinfolds thickness (triceps, sub-scapular, suprailiac, pectoral, axilla, abdominal, thigh and calf) in mm. Estimation of aerobic capacity through V ̇O2max. Queen College Step Test was administered. A negative correlation was found between the body fat percentage and V ̇O2max. Also a negative correlation was found to V ̇O2max.with body surface area and endomorphy of both trained and untrained groups. The lean body mass, % skeletal muscle mass and mesomorphy components of somatotype have the greatest positive correlations with V ̇O2max.
V ̇O2max., Lean Body Mass, % Body Fat, Somatotype
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Sukanta Saha, Somatic and Body Composition Factors Underlying Aerobic Capacity, American Journal of Sports Science. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 36-40. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.20150302.12
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