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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Relationship of Selected Motor Fitness Components to Percentage of Body Fat and Reaction Time

  • Open or Close Abu Tareq*

    Department of Sports Biomechanics, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP), Bangladesh

    *Corresponding author: Abu Tareq, Senior Research Officer & HOD, Department of Sports Biomechanics, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP), Zirani, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Submission: December 04, 2017; Published: April 27, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.02.000544

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume2 Issue4


The present investigation has been conducted to find out the relationship of selected motor fitness tests to percentage of body fat and reaction time (visual) in mid level male footballer players volunteered to participate in this study.16 students of 15 to 18 years of age and having training in BKSP, were recruited as the subjects. The data on the variables such as percentage of body-fat (BF), speed, agility and reaction-time (RT) were collected by using standard tools and techniques. Each subject’s speed, agility, and reaction time were measured, and the data analyzed using Pearson’s correlation and paired t tests (using SPSS-16). There were no meaningful correlations between reaction time and speed in the subjects .There was a negative correlation between percentage of body fat and reaction time.

Keywords: BKSP; Footballers; Speed; Agility; Reaction time and percentage of body fat

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