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Correlations of anthropometric characteristics with physical fitness tests in Indian professional hockey players

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Author(s): ARCHNA SHARMA | VARISHTHA TRIPATHI | SHYAMAL KOLEY

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 698;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: AEROBIC STRENGTH | SKILL TESTS | ANTHROPOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS | HANDGRIP STRENGTH | INDIAN PROFESSIONAL MALE HOCKEY PLAYERS | LOWER LEG POWER.

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlations of anthropometric characteristics with isotonic strength (handgrip strength), lower limb power, aerobic strength, and skill tests in purposely selected 60 Indian professional male hockey players of different levels players (35 national and 25 state level) aged 18-23 years collected from Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy, Amritsar, Punjab, India. To serve this purpose, three anthropometric characteristics (height, weight and percent body fat), right and left handgrip strength, vertical jump, multi stage fitness test, slalom sprint and dribble tests were performed on each subject. Results indicated statistically significant (p
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