Fat Percentage & Vo2 Max of Physical Education Students

An aerobic capacity of an individual is an important element to assess the performance in some sports. It is a good indicator of cardiovascular endurance and fitness of an individual. Aerobic fitness i.e. the cardio respiratory capacity is also related to an individual’s ability to cope with the demands of work. The present study was chosen to assess the VO2 Max and fat percentage amongst physical education students and non physical education students. 25 students of physical education from LN.I.P.E, N.E.R.C, Guwahati studying in BPED course. The age group is from 18 to 22 years, who have been doing regular exercise for more than two year was selected as subject. Age matched same student from other institution (Sonapur. Govt. College, Sonapur) and not doing any planned exercise were selected as control group for comparison. The statistical analysis was done by Student’s t-test and Pearson correlation test. The BMI was measured by using “MALTRON BIO-SCAN 916” body analyzer. For determining Vo2 Max, the cooper 12 min run and walk test was used in the development of a regression equation by cooper in order to estimate VO2 Max. The mean VO2 max value in male physical education students was 40.04± 1.62 Ml/Kg/Min and the mean value of VO2 max in non physical education students was 20.55 ± 1.90. The difference in VO2 Max of male physical education students and non physical education student was statistically highly significant. The second variable fat % selected the mean value of body fat % in physical education students was 20.43± 1.85 and in non physical education was 30.12± 2.32. The physical education student showed higher VO2 Max level in this study. In concerned the co-relation between VO2 Max and body fat %, there was a negative correlation but not statistically significant.
Key words: Bio scan 916, Vo2 Max & BMI.
Authors: Dr. Sujay Bisht & Dr Mahesh Singh Dhapola

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