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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 90-95

Correlations of Static Balance and Star Excursion Balance Test With Selected Anthropometric Variables in Inter-University Archery Players

Ashwini Patil1, Shyamal Koley2

1MYAS GNDU, Department of Sports Sciences and Medicine, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005, Punjab, India.
2Department of Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005, Punjab, India.

Corresponding Author: Ashwini Patil


Archery is considered as a static sport that requires strength and endurance of the upper body, especially the arms, waist and shoulder. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the static balance and star excursion balance test in 93 purposely selected Indian national archery players (51 male and 42 female) aged 16-25 years and to search their correlations with selected anthropometric variables. The samples were collected from various archery academies in Mumbai, Maharashtra. An adequate number of controls (n = 101, 51 males, 50 females) were also taken from the same place for comparison. A total of six anthropometric variables i.e. height, weight, BMI, % body fat, biceps skinfold and triceps skinfold; and two balance tests such as standing balance test and star excursion balance test (both left and right legs) were measured on each subject. In results, One way ANOVA showed significant between-group differences (p<0.001) in all variables except left standing balance test among these four sets of population. In Indian national archery players, static balance test (both left and right legs) had significant negative correlations (p<0.035 – 0.001) with triceps skinfold, whereas star excursion balance test (both left and right legs) had significant negative correlations (p<0.010–0.005) with weight only. From the findings of the present study it might be concluded that standing balance test had strong association with triceps skinfold. Also, star excursion balance test showed strong association with weight in Indian national archery players. The data presented in the present study carry immense practical application and may be useful in future investigation on player selection, talent identification and training program development in archery.: In this socially disadvantaged community, duration of PPA is shorter and family planning acceptance is poor; so need motivation on accepting spacing methods of contraception for adequate birth spacing.

Key words: Static balance, Star excursion balance test, Anthropometric variables, Indian national archery players.

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