COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS COMPONENTS AND GROWTH FACTORS AMONG VARIOUS TRIBES OF JAMMU & KASHMIR AND MADHYA PRADESH
Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh and Dr. Rajender Singh
The main purpose of the study was to compare the Physical Fitness Components and Growth factors among various tribes of Jammu & Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh. Fifty (50) male subjects studying in 6th, 7th, 8th standard classes of different schools and hostels from four different tribes namely Gujjar, Bakarwal, Gaddi & Sappi of Jammu & Kashmir and four different tribes of Madhya Pradesh namely Agariya-Gond, Bhil, Sehera & Munda-Mudas, were randomly selected as subjects for the study. The Physical Fitness Components, namely muscular strength endurance, speed, agility, explosive strength, and cardiovascular endurance was measured by using “AAHPER” Youth Fitness Test. Muscular strength endurance of shoulder and abdominal was measured by pull-ups and sit-ups respectively, speed was measured by 50 meter sprint, agility was measured by shuttle run, explosive strength of legs was measured by standing broad jump, and cardiovascular endurance was measured by 600 meter run/walk test. The Growth Factors which include Height, Weight, Chest girth, shoulder width, Arm length, Leg length, Thigh girth, Calf girth total fat percentage and BMI was measured by specific tools to determine the growth charactertics among the various tribes.
Keywords: Physical Fitness components, Tribes, and Growth factors.
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