International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


ISSN: 2456-5067

Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Assessment of respiratory indices of female pace bowlers and spin bowlers

Author(s): Ranjeet Singh Sandhu, Sandeep Kumar
Abstract: The purpose of present study was to assess the respiratory indices of female pace bowlers and spin bowlers. A group of thirty (N = 30) female bowlers were selected for this study. Their mean height, weight, and age were (mean ± SD: age 20.86 ± 2.03years, height 159.2±2.45 cm, and body mass 57.93± 3.64 kg). Further the subjects were divided into two groups, pace bowlers (n= 15) and spin bowlers (n=15). The age of subjects ranged between 18 to 25 years. The difference in the mean of each group for selected variable was tested by “t” test. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Analysis of data revealed that there were significant differences of Vital Capacity (p = 0.0001), forced vital capacity (p =0.0027) tidal volume (p = 0.0839)expiratory reserve volume (p = 0.0449)and Inspiratory capacity (p=0.0236)between female pace bowlers and spin bowlers, since the calculated value of t for all the variables i.e., Vital Capacity (6.8591), forced vital capacity (3.2841) tidal volume (1.900) expiratory reserve volume (2.0999)and Inspiratory capacity (2.3933)is higher than the tabulated value of t (1.701) for 28 degree of freedom. Thus it may be concluded that the group difference between pace bowlers and spin bowlers in regards to Vital Capacity, forced vital capacity, tidal volume, expiratory reserve volume and Inspiratory capacity found to be statistically significant. Whereas insignificant differences of Inspiratory reserve volume (p = 0.3935) between pace bowlers and spin bowlers, since the calculated value of t for Inspiratory reserve volume (t=0.8666) is smaller than the tabulated value of t (1.701) for 28 degree of. Thus it may be concluded that the group difference between pace bowlers and spin bowlers in regards to Vital Capacity, forced vital capacity, tidal volume, expiratory reserve volume and Inspiratory capacity found to be statistically significant. Whereas insignificant differences of Inspiratory reserve volume found.
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