Comparison of body fat percentage and physical performance of male national senior and junior karate Athletes / Nasree Najmi

Najmi, Nasree (2012) Comparison of body fat percentage and physical performance of male national senior and junior karate Athletes / Nasree Najmi. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to compare the body fat percentage and physical performance of male national senior and junior karate athletes. It is hypothesized that the senior and junior athletes could differ regarding their body fat percentage and physical performance profiles. Sixteen male karate kumite competitors of the national karate team (senior n = 8; junior n = 8) participated in this study. The tests applied included both the assessment of selected anthropometric variables (body height, weight and body fat percentage) and the following physical performance measurements: strength (hand grip test), power of lower extremity (vertical jump test), agility (T-test), flexibility (sit and reach test) and maximal oxygen consumption (20- m shuttle run test). The senior athletes revealed a lower body fat percentage (p < 0.05) and the differences in body fat percentage were significant. The senior athletes also demonstrated greater strength (p < 0.001) and leg power (vertical jump; p < 0.001). The findings in agility presented that senior performed better than the junior team (p < 0.001). There was no significant difference in flexibility of both groups (p > 0.05). Senior athletes revealed higher in oxygen consumption (p < 0.001). It can be concluded that senior karate athletes’ physical performance are superior compared to the junior athletes.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Najmi, NasreeUNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation
Item ID: 16352
Uncontrolled Keywords: Karate Athletes; Body fat percentage; Physical performance
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16352

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