Somatotyping and Biomotor Features of Male Children of Chandauli and Mirzapur Districts of Uttar Pradesh, India
American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016, Pages: 9-14
Received: Oct. 14, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 16, 2015; Published: Oct. 29, 2015
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Ashish Kumar Singh, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
M. Elayaraja, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
Ajeet Jaiswal, Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
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Abstract
Five hundred and one (501) male children aged between eight and fourteen years were selected randomly from the districts of Chandauli and Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh , India for establishing the association between components of somatotyping and biomotor features. Heath- Carter technique was used to determine the somatotyping of the children. Hand grip strength, sit and reach test, vertical jump and 4x10m agility test were used for biomotor features. Product moment correlation was used to determine the relationship between somatotyping and biomotor features. Socioeconomic conditions, nutritional inadequacies and geographical factors might have an influence on the physical growth of the studied population along with their genetic constitution.Significant relationships were observed when correlated the somatotype components with physical fitness parameters. Somatotype, as the indicator of children’s body development , was an acceptable predictor to explain variations in the physiques of children. Hereditary and external factors such as regular activity, nutritional status, and motivation of parents and teachers must also be taken into account while trying to explain the various levels of physical fitness in the children.
Keywords
Somatotype, Hand-Grip strength, Vertical jump, Sit and Reach test, Agility
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Ashish Kumar Singh, M. Elayaraja, Ajeet Jaiswal, Somatotyping and Biomotor Features of Male Children of Chandauli and Mirzapur Districts of Uttar Pradesh, India, American Journal of Sports Science. Special Issue: Kinanthropometry. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 9-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.s.2016040101.12
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