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Physical fitness of male eastern Indian judo players
Published in Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India
2018
Volume: 62
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 66 - 73
Abstract
The present study was aimed to evaluate the fitness profile and physiological characteristics of Eastern Indian male Judo players. State level male Judo players (n = 60, age: 22.87±1.51 yrs) were recruited from different sports academies of Kolkata, India. Sedentary control subjects (n = 60, age: 22.56±1.53 yrs) were recruited from the same area. Physical and fitness parameters (VO2max, high intensity effort, agility, flexibility and body composition) were measured by standard methods. Fitness parameters were significantly (p<0.001) better and % lean body mass (%LBM) was significantly (p<0.001) higher in Judo players whereas %fat and total fat (TF) were significantly (p<0.001) lower in Judo players than the control group. Therefore, Judo seems to be not only a method for self defence but also it is important for promotion of health. Hence, fitness instructors may use this martial art as a beneficial mean to promote health and physical fitness. © 2018, Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India. All rights reserved.
About the journal
JournalIndian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
PublisherAssociation of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India
ISSN0019-5499