Background: The purpose of the study was to assess and compare Kinematical analysis of trunk inclination in different phases of take-off in fosbury – flop technique in high jump. Methods: Eight male (national / inter university level) high jumpers of Sub Centre Sports Authority of India, Lucknow and Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow (who had been participating regularly and who have attained the performance level of 01.95 meters) were selected and their age ranging between 16 to 28 year. The purpose of the study was explained to the subjects and requested to Fosbury-flop technique in high jump in their best effort during each attempt. The data was analyzed by applying Descriptive Statistics (Mean, Standard Deviation) and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) technique to assess and Compare Kinematical analysis of trunk inclination in different phases of take-off in fosbury –flop technique in high jump. The level of significance was set at 00.05. Results: that there was significant difference between Trunk Inclination Angle at Initial Take-off & Trunk Inclination Angle During Take-off; Trunk Inclination Angle at Initial Take-off & Trunk Inclination Angle at Final Take-off and Trunk Inclination Angle During Take-off& Trunk Inclination Angle at Final Take-off initial Take-off, during Take-off and final Take-off of male high jumpers in fosbury flop technique in relation to Trunk Inclination Angle, as mean differences value were (05.63), (09.00) and (14.63) respectively, which were higher than the critical difference value of (04.78). Conclusion: The Trunk inclination of final Take-off was found greater than during Take-off as well as initial Take-off in Fosburyflop technique.
Key Words: Angular, Kinemetical, Fosbury–flop technique, Trunk inclination & High jump.
Authors: Dr. Manoj Kumar, Mr. Ashwani Kumar & Mr. Beer Pratap Singh