Author: Dr. Santosh Chaudhary1

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doi no.: 05-2016-44975451, DOI Link ::


1. Assistant Professor (Physical Education), Govt. Girls Degree College, Kota, Saharanpur (UP) Email : Mobile : 9412529807


The purpose of the present study was to compare physical fitness components namely power, agility and strength in between Rural and Urban Area College Students. For this study 30 college students (15 male and 15 female) were randomly selected from Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate (SGPG) College, Sarurpur Khurd, Meerut which is purely situated in rural area of Meerut District and other 30 college students (15 male and 15 female) from Meerut College, Meerut which is purely situated in Urban Area of Meerut District. Age range of the subjects for this study was between 18-23 years. Selected Physical Fitness Components (Power, Agility and Strength) through standing broad jump (for power measurement), zigzag run (for agility measurement) and medicine ball put (for shoulder strength measurement). Fitness component test were designed according to Barrow Motor Ability Test and ‘t’ test was used to test the hypothesis. On the basis of statistical analysis it was concluded that there was a significant difference in power, agility and strength between Rural and Urban Area College students.

Keywords: Physical fitness, power, agility, strength.


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