Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)
A comparative study of motor fitness between sprinter and long-distance runner in Bangladesh
Author(s): Yeasir Arafat, Jannatul Ferdaus Rickta, Fatima Tus Johora Mukta
Abstract: Fitness is the ability of the individual to live a healthy, satisfying, useful, and more productive life. The term motor has been defined as the relationship between central nervous system and the muscle. Motor fitness is sometimes referred to as skill-related fitness. The significant of this study would indicate the motor fitness difference between sprinter and long-distance runner. The motor fitness measured as speed was measured by 50m dash test, agility was measured by 4x10m shuttle run test, leg explosive strength was measured by standing broad jump test, and basic endurance was measured by 800-meter run test. The raw data were analyzed following standard statistical technique. In result sprinter group appeared to be significantly better than the long-distance group in speed, agility and leg explosive strength but the long-distance runner group is better than the sprinter group in endurance test.