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An evaluation of Selected Physical Fitness variables of Kabaddi, Kho-kho and Wrestling players from Haryana and Punjab, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Singhania University, Pacheri Bari, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, INDIA
  • 2J.S.P.G. College, Sikandrabad, Distt. Bulandshahar UP, INDIA

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 1, Issue (2), Pages 1-4, February,23 (2013)

Abstract

A comparative examination of physical fitness variables viz., power, agility, strength, speed, flexibility, and endurance was conducted on players of Kabaddi, Kho-kho and Wrestling-the three popular indigenous games of India. Data was collected during training camps of the three games. The subjects for the study were participants between age group 18-25 representing the respective games from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab University, Chandigarh, and Punjabi University, Patiala camps. A total of 158 subjects were examined (54 from Kabaddi and Kho-Kho each, and 50 from Wrestling). The study reveals that, Kabaddi and Kho-kho players have equal leg power agility, flexibility and speed ability. Agility of Kho-kho players was the best followed by Kabaddi players with minimum scores for Wrestlers. Endurance of Kho-kho players was the best followed by Kabaddi and Wrestling players which showed similar endurance. The arm strength of Kabaddi players was the best whereas; Kho-kho and Wrestling players performed equally. Hence, as per the requirement of the respective game all the players are physically fit but, in comparision to Kabaddi and Wrestling players, Kho-kho players address a better fitness. This study provides base information for devising training module for enhancement of performance of the players of the three indigenous games.

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