Analytical study of body composition and physical fitness of urban and rural secondary school boys of Nagpur district
Author(s): Dr. Anil Arjun Budhe
Abstract: The aims of the present study was to compare the Body Composition and Physical Fitness of Urban and Rural Secondary School boys. Total 100 secondary school boys were selected as the subjects of this study. Among them 50 boys of Urban Secondary School boys and 50 boys of Rural Secondary boys of Nagpur District, Maharashtra were selected. Body Composition (B.M.I.) and Physical Fitness components like Arm and Shoulder strength, Abdominal strength, Agility, Explosive leg strength, Speed and Cardiovascular fitness were taken into consideration for the study. The main aim of present study was to study the Body Composition and Physical Fitness of Urban Secondary School boys and Rural Secondary School boys of Nagpur District. The data were recorded i.e., Body Composition by height and weight of subject arm and shoulder strength by Pull-Ups on single bar for 30 seconds. Abdominal strength by Sit-Ups for 30 seconds. Agility was tested by Shuttle Run. Explosive strength by Standing Broad Jump. Speed was measured by 50 yard run and cardiovascular fitness was measured by 600 yard run. The analysis of obtained data was made by “t” ratio at .05 level of significance. Rural Secondary School boys Body Composition (B.M.I.) Efficiency was seen well than Urban Secondary School boys. On the basis of results it was conclude that there were significant difference in Shuttle Run, Standing Broad Jump, 50 Yard Race and 600 yard Run. There were no significant difference in pull ups and BMI between urban and rural school boys.