Comparison of Body Composition Among the Selected Groups of Female Kabaddi Players

Mithun Chandra Roy
Department of Physical Education, ICFAI University, Tripura, India
Susanta Sarkar
Department of Physical Education, University of Kalyani, India

Published 31-12-2022


  • Body Composition,
  • BMI,
  • Body Density,
  • % of Body Fat,
  • Lean Body Mass

How to Cite

Roy, M. C., & Sarkar, S. (2022). Comparison of Body Composition Among the Selected Groups of Female Kabaddi Players. International Journal of Kinanthropometry, 2(2), 58–64.



Introduction: The aim of the present study was to find out the Body Composition of female Kabaddi players, It was also to compare the body composition characteristics among the groups of female kabaddi players. Method: A total of 101 national and University-level female Kabaddi players were selected as subjects for the study. Most of them were national-level players and very few were university-level players, the age range of the subjects was 18 years to 25 years. The subjects were taken from the East Zone of India. The subjects had experience in competitive Kabaddi for 10-12 years and also they were active in playing Kabaddi. After observing each subject’s playing position, subject’s view, and coach’s concern, they were divided into three groups Raider, Defender, and All-rounder. The Body Composition was considered as BMI, Body Density, % of Body Fat, Total Body Fat, and Lean Body Mass. Mean, Standard Deviation, Percentage, and One-Way ANOVA were calculated to differentiate among the groups. Result: The result concluded that the BMI of all female Kabaddi players was in the normal range. The Body Fat Percentage of female raider, defender and all-rounder Kabaddi players were 23.34 %, 24.7 %, and 23.8 % respectively. Lean Body Mass of female raider, defender, and all-rounder kabaddi players were 42.94 kg, 42.05 kg, and 42.82 kg respectively. Conclusion: Lastly, there were no significant differences among the different groups in the body composition characteristics of female kabaddi players.


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