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doi no.: 05-2016-44975451

1. Sports Officer, Department of Sports C. M. D. College Bilaspur (CG)


The purpose of the study was to compare and investigate the anthropometric and physiological parameters of male and female runners in the state of Chhattisgarh. Eighty adult  male  (N=44)  and female (N=36) runners from different districts of Chhattisgarh were selected for the purpose of study. All the male  and female runners  of 200m, 400m, 800m and 10,000m  were  the members of respective district teams participating in open state athletic competitions (M/F). To compare the male and female runner on  physical and physiological parameters:  means, standard deviations and t–ratios were computed.  The results of study revealed that the female runners were found taller, heavier and more fatty in comparison of male counter parts.  Similarity was observed between male and female runners in their body mass index  (BMI. Male runners were found to have greater in amount in all physiological parameters except peak flow expiratory rate (PFIR) than their counter parts. where as  female runners were  found to have greater degree of peak flow expiratory rate than did male runners. Male  and female runners did not differ significantly  in systolic blood pressure, pulse pressure and pulse rate  parameters of physiology.  Where as male  and female runners  had  variation in  diastolic blood pressure,  mean arterial pressure (MRP)  and peak flow expiratory rate (PFIR) parameters of physiology.

Keywords: Anthropometry, physiology, sexes, Runners, Parameters.


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