Agility ability and leg explosive strength of district level men kho-kho and kabaddi players: A comparative study
Author(s): Somashakar R, Dr. Sudhakara G
Abstract: Purpose of the study was to measure the agility ability and leg explosive strength of district level men Kabaddi and Kho-Kho players and their comparison. Methodology: A total of 40 district level men players were agreed to take part in this study as subjects. Among them 20 were from Kabaddi and 20 were from Kho-Kho. Age of the subjects was 18 to 25 years. Agility and leg explosive strength were the criterion measure in this study. 10x4 meters shuttle run test was used to measure the agility ability and standing broad jump was used to measure the leg explosive strength. Mean and SD were computed for each variables and t-test was used to find out the difference between two groups means. All statistical calculations were done using standard statistical software and only 0.05 level of confidence was considered in this study. Results: Results revealed that Kho-Kho players were superior in agility than the Kabaddi players and the difference in mean value was statistically significant (t=2.07; p<0.05). For explosive strength again Kho- Kho players had higher mean value but mean difference was not significant statistically (t=1.52; p>0.05). Conclusion: From above findings it was concluded that district level men Kho-Kho players had higher level of agility and explosive strength than Kabaddi players and difference for agility was statistically significant.