Comparison of physiological characteristics and physical performance measures among athletes from random intermittent dynamic type sports




VO2max, Power, Dynamic Balance, Flexibility, Agility


Background and Study Aim. The physiological [Maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max),  Peak Inspiratory Flow (PIF), Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF), Force Vital Capacity (FVC)] and physical performance measures [power, dynamic balance, flexibility, agility, and speed] are the key determinants in random intermittent dynamic type sports which enable the players to address decisive situations. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the physiological and physical measures among athletes from random intermittent dynamic type sports. Material and Methods. A comparative cross-sectional study with 56 male athletes, 14 in each sport (Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Futsal) was conducted. The mean age was 23.59±4.27 years, body mass 71.96±10.10 kg, body height 174.71±6.82 cm, and BMI 23.51±2.38 kg/m2. Physiological characteristics and physical performance measures were measured by using dry spirometer and functional tests respectively. A one-way analysis of variance test was performed to determine differences between athletes for physiological and physical performance measures. Results. There were significant differences for physiological characteristics (VO2max,  PIF, PEF, and FVC) and physical performance measures (power, dynamic balance, flexibility, agility and speed) in athletes from random intermittent dynamic type sports. Conclusions. These findings showed significant differences for physiological and physical performance characteristics among athletes from random intermittent dynamic type sports. These measures are responsible for improving physiological and physical performance to achieve top athletic achievements. While constructing the training program, morphological and functional factors should be considered based on the game’s nature.


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Author Biographies

Mohammad Ahsan, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University; Department of Physical Therapy; Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Mohammad Feroz Ali, Fiji National University; Department of Physical Education; BA, Fiji.      


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Ahsan M, Feroz Ali M. Comparison of physiological characteristics and physical performance measures among athletes from random intermittent dynamic type sports . Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2023;27(2):146-57.

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