To evaluate the physical fitness of female medical students involved in sports in terms of VO2 max, handgrip strength, handgrip endurance and compare it with those not involved in physical activities - A cross sectional study
Corresponding Author(s) : Dr. Mukesh Kumar
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 9 No. 3 (2021): 2021 Volume - 9 Issue - 3
Physical activity increases oxygen supply to various organ thus increases VO2 max and increase muscular strength.
Purpose of the study
The purpose of the present study was to understand the influence of regular physical activity on VO2max, handgrip strength and handgrip endurance and to compare it with non exercising female.
The subjects consisted of 30 control (not involved in any physical activity), 15 runners and 15 volleyball player without any history of respiratory disease, cardiac disease or any other chronic disease. VO2max was calculated by queen college step test whereas handgrip strength and handgrip endurance was measured by using handgrip dynamometer.
Runners showed superior aerobic capacity (VO2max). Handgrip strength found to be higher in volleyball players as compared to runners and control. When comparing all groups there is no significant difference (p>0.5) in Handgrip endurance.
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