Physical and Anthropometric Characteristics of Kabaddi Players

Sk. Sabir Ali Sk. Sabir Ali, Dr. Samirranjan Adhikari
2011 Indian Journal Of Applied Research  
The game of kabaddi has been in existence for over 4000 years. It is a game played throughout Asia with very minor changes and totally new to the other parts of the world. Kabaddi is an outdoor team sport. It requires stamina, both mental and physical skills, extraordinary reflexes and exceptional eye-hand-leg coordination. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between anthropometric and physical fitness traits. The agility, dynamic balance, vo max and body composition
more » ... re for determined kabaddi 2 player. Research was carried out on a sample of 18 teen age Hamedan kabaddi players (aged 18.1± 1.5). Significant relationships were found between balance test and length of leg and hand (r=0.381), as well as a negative relation with body fat (r= -0.461). The result showed that the Players right and left sides have better agility than the other players. Generally Hamadan kabaddi team members were found to have good body compositions but did not assess in an ideal amount in the physical fitness components especially aerobic capacity and agility..
doi:10.15373/2249555x/jan2014/143 fatcat:wsb6q6ddxzhsxcm4md5v5lopeq