Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
A comparative study of explosive leg strength and explosive arm strength between basketball and volleyball players
Author(s): Bhupender Kumar, Dr. Amandeep kaur, Dr. Mandeep Thour
Abstract: The main purpose of the present study was to compare the motor fitness variables explosive leg strength andexplosive arm strength between male basketball players and male volleyball Players. A total of 40 state level male subjects age ranged between 16-19 years were selected for this study from Basketball & volleyball Coaching Centre stadium, jind (Haryana). The purposive sampling method was used to obtain the objective of the study. All the subjects, after having been informed about the objective and protocol of the study, gave their consent and volunteered to participate in this study. They were further divided into two groups of 20 each ( N1=20; Male basketball Players and N2 =20; Male Volleyball Players).The explosive leg strength measure with the help of standing broad jump and explosive arm strength measure with the help of 6lbs medicine ball throw test. After the collection data the t- test was employed to find out the significant differences between male basketball players and male volleyball Players. To test the hypotheses, the level of significance was set at 0.05. The results revealed significant differences between male basketball players and male volleyball players on the motor fitness variables i.e. explosive leg strength and explosive arm strength.