Comparison of physical and anthropometrical parameters of teen-age male rowers, kayakers, canoers and sedentary school children

Tamoghni Manna
Post-Graduate Department of Physiology, Hooghly Mohsin College, The University of Burdwan, College Road, Hooghly-712101, West Bengal, India
Snehunsu Adhikari
Department of Physiology, Sports Authority of India, Netaji Subhash Eastern Centre, Sector-III, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata-700106, West Bengal, India
Alak Kumar Syamal
Post-Graduate Department of Physiology, Hooghly Mohsin College, The University of Burdwan, College Road, Hooghly-712101, West Bengal, India

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Aim: It is to compare anthropometrical and physical parameters of teen-aged young male rowers, kayakers, canoers and control population. Methods: Our study was carried on 173 children (n=53 rowers, age=16.24±1.51 years; n=38 kayakers, age= 17.0±3.99 years; n= 37 canoers, age= 15.1±0.53 years; and control group, n=45, age=15.0±0.46). Several bio-parameters, body height (cm), body weight (kg) and (body mass index) (kg/m2), skin fold thickness (mm)  biceps, triceps, sub-scapula, supra-illiac and calf, diameters of humorous and femur (cm), arm length (cm), arm span (cm), fore leg length (cm), thigh length (cm), foot length (cm), upper arm length, fore arm length (cm), shoulder breadth (cm), trunk length (cm), thigh and calf girth (cm), body fat percentage, the grip strength (right and left ) hands, trunk flexibility, relative back strength, sit up, push up  were measured. Results: Body height (cm) of male rowers was higher than male canoers and control group (p<0.05). Standing broad jump (cm) of male rowers was significantly higher than kayakers and control group (p<0.05). Flexibility of male rowers was significantly higher than male canoers and control group (p<0.0.5). Relative back strength (kg) of male rowers, kayakers and canoers was significantly higher than control group. Sit up /minute of male canoers was significantly higher than both male rowers (p<0.01) and kayakers (p<0.05). Push up/minute of male canoers was noted higher significantly than control group (p<0.01) and kayakers and rower (p<0.05). The arm span of rowers was significantly higher than control group (p<0.01) and kayakers and canoers (p<0.05). Fore arm length (cm) of male rowers was significantly higher than control group (p<0.01). It was also found higher in male kayakers and canoers than control group (p<0.05). Conclusion: Our athletes have significant difference in some parameters as they are well trained and the control group has no such previous training at all.

Keywords

  • IMC,
  • % de grasa,
  • abdominales,
  • flexiones,
  • longitud del brazo,
  • agarre manual
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  • BMI,
  • Fat %,
  • Sit-up,
  • Push-up,
  • Arm-length,
  • Hand-grip
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Manna, T., Adhikari, S., & Syamal, A. K. (2022). Comparison of physical and anthropometrical parameters of teen-age male rowers, kayakers, canoers and sedentary school children. International Journal of Kinanthropometry, 2(1), 25–30. https://doi.org/10.34256/ijk2214