Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Comparative study of body composition between intercollegiate basketball and handball players
Author(s): Dr. Anil A Deshmukh
Abstract: This study was frame to compare the body composition between intercollegiate basketball and handball players. The researcher selected fifty (50) subjects for this study, twenty five (25) basketball players and twenty five (25) handball inter collegiate players from affiliated colleges of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. The 50 subjects were selected by the simple random sampling method. The criterion measures to test the hypothesis of the study were below: Percent body fat was selected as criterion variables. Skin fold thicknesses were measured with Skinfold Caliper. A fold involving two layers of skin and subcutaneous structures can be held between the thumb and index finger while the skinfold caliper is being applied. The quantity of stored fat will determine the thickness of the fold. The subjects directly apply to the body skin fold caliper measure the muscles of body. To test the hypothesis, the level of significant was set at 0.05 level of confidence which was considered adequate and reliable for the purpose of this study. The data collected on 50 subjects was analyzed by Applying ‘t’ test to compare body composition between intercollegiate basketball and handball players. Result: There was no significant difference in abdominal skinfold, chest skinfold, arm skinfold, body density and body fat percentage between basketball and handball players.