Body mass index and muscular power between Penchaksilat and Wushu players
Author(s): Dr. Thingnam Nandalal Singh, Thingnam Premchandra Singh and Rastam Thingnam
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the body mass index and muscular power of Penchak Silat and Wushu players of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Forty male players (N=40), twenty (20) players each from both sports of Penchak Silat and Wushu were selected as subjects of the study during the Inter-College which was held at Panjab University, Chandigarh on February 2020. The ages of the subjects were range from 17-25 years. The Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated through the measure of Weight and Height and the Muscular Power was measured indirectly through Standing Broad Jump and Vertical Jump. The‘t’ test was employed for analysing the data and the hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Significant difference was found on body mass index (BMI) (t=0.096) and no significant differences were found on muscular power with regard to Vertical Jump (t=1.222) and Standing Broad Jump (t=1.222) between Penchak Silat and Wushu Players.