RELATIONSHIP OF SELECTED ANTHROPOMETRIC AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE VARIABLES TO PERFORMANCE IN SHOT PUT
J. Gerard Arockiaraj
The purpose of the study was to find out the relationship of selected anthropometric and physical performance variables in shot put. 30 inter collegiate level shot putters from the Coimbatore District of 18 to 25years were selected for this study. The selected anthropometric variables recorded were the height, weight, Leg length, chest girth, arm length, upper arm girth, sitting height. The selected physical performance variables were standing broad jump, vertical jump, sit and reach test, 4 x10 yards shuttle run, and 50 yards dash. The criterion measures chosen for the study was the performance of shot put where the subjects obtained crouch position ,with a glide, thrust in the ankle, knee, hip and flick in the wrist the shot was released with maximum velocity and the performance was recorded in mts and cms . Height (stadiometer) was recorded in cms. Weight (weighing machine) was recorded in kgs. Leg length, chest girth, arm length, upper arm girth, sitting height were measured with the help of flexible steel tape and recorded in cms. The physical performance variables standing broad jump, vertical jump, sit and reach were recorded in cms and 4 x 10 yards shuttle run and 50 yards dash were recorded to the nearest 1 /10th of the seconds. The relationship of selected anthropometric and physical performance variables with the performance of long jump was calculated by using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation. The level of significance chosen was .05. Based on the analysis, and within the limitations of the present study it has been found that the anthropometric variables height ,weight, Leg length, chest girth, arm length, upper arm girth, sitting height and physical performance variable standing broad jump of the person have a positive influence on performance in shot put. Whereas the physical performance variables Vertical jump, sit and reach test, 4 x10 yards shuttle run and 50 yards dash are not found to be significant contributors to shot put performance.
Keywords: Intercollege, Anthropometric, Standing Broad Jump, Shot put
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