Author: Dr. Mohammad Wahid

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  1. Associate Professor in Physical Education, Department of Teacher’s Education, Halim Muslim P.G. College, Kanpur, (U.P), India, Email-

Physical Fitness is one’s richest possession; it cannot be purchased but can be earned through a daily routine of physical exercise. As it is self?evident that fit citizens are nation’s best asset and weak ones its liability. Therefore it is the responsibility of every country to promote the physical fitness of its citizens because it is the basic requirement for most of the tasks to be undertaken by an individual in his daily life.  The purpose of this study, physical fitness is understood to comprise of Motor abilities namely Speed, Endurance, Flexibility, Agility, Strength, and cardiovascular endurance among Sportsmen and Non- Sportsmen of Kanpur University, Uttar Pradesh. The present study was carried out of 80 students (Physical Education) college 40 sportsmen and 40 Non-sportsmen selected sample’s motor fitness was measured in five motor ability tests like Speed, Endurance, Flexibility, Agility, and Strength.  The score for each test item was collected for all subjects. The comparison of the performance of subjects of various test items of the AAHPER Youth Fitness Test, t-Test was used to analyze the data with the level of significance at 0.05 Level. The results revealed that there was a significant difference in a motor test of speed, agility,  between before and after training, trained samples both sportsmen and non-sportsmen has significantly higher performance in a speed test. There was a significant effect of training on the motor test of endurance and flexibility of both groups. There was a significant difference between sportsmen and non-sportsmen in their all motor components like Speed, Endurance Flexibility, Agility, and Strength.

Keywords– Speed, Endurance, Flexibility, Agility, Strength, sportsman, non-sportsman, males.


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