Mr. Laishram Bikram Singh and Dr Sujay Bisht


Objective: Given recent concern regarding its validity the aim of the present study was to compare the flexibility among children of different age groups. Design & Method : The  subject were 200 in number (n=200) from the four selected age group i.e. 9-10 yrs, 11-12 yrs, 13-14 yrs,  and 15-16 yrs and were selected from Kendriya Vidyalaya no.1  Gwalior. Each group consists of 50 male subjects. Flexibility measured of back & leg, shoulder and trunk & back test were recorded and data were analyzed by one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). L.S.D test was used to asses significant different between the mean different groups wherever the F-ratio was found significant. Results: Data were analyzed by using analysis of variance (ANOVA). After analysis the data following result were drawn. 1. There was significant difference among the children of 9-10 &11-12 age group, 9-10 &13-14 age group and 9-10 &15-16 age groups in back and leg flexibility.2. insignificant difference in back and leg flexibility were obtained in 11-12 &13-14 age groups ,11-12 & 15-16 age groups and 13-14 &15-16 age groups.3. significant difference were obtained in shoulder flexibility among 9-10 & 11-12 age group, 9-10 & 13-14 age group, 11-12 & 15-16 age groups.4. No difference was obtained between 9-10 & 15-16 age groups and 11-12 & 13-14 groups in shoulder flexibility.5. Significant difference was found in trunk and neck flexibility among children of between age groups of 9-10 & 11-12, 9-10 & 13-14 and 9-10 & 15-16 years.6. Insignificant difference was found in trunk & neck flexibility in age groups of 11-12 & 13-14, 13-14 & 15-16 years.

Keywords: Trunk, Neck, Shoulder, Flexomeasure & Yard Stick

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