Comparative Study of Selected Physical and Physiological Variables of Male Basketball Players at Different Levels of Competition
The purpose of the study was to compare the physical & physiological variables among the Inter District & Inter State Levels of Basketball players. Sixty (60) Male basketball players (30 inter district and 30 interstate) were randomly selected from Uttar Pradesh as a subject. The age of the subjects were ranged from 17-28 years. It was hypothesized that there would be a significant difference in the physical fitness variables and physiological variables among the Indian basketball players of different levels of competitions. The physical variables chosen were speed, endurance and power which were measured by 50m dash(sec), 2.4km. run(min.) and sergeant jump. The physiological variables were resting heart rate measured by manual methos and vital capacity which is measured by dry spirometre. The data collected on the different level of basketball player were analyzed by independent “t” test. The level of significance for testing the hypothesis was set at 0.05 level of confidence. It is found that the inter state level players were better than inter district players with respect to speed, power and endurance. In terms of physiological variables namely RHR and vital capacity both the group were not differ significantly.