Body composition: An analysis between the footballer and Thang-ta practitioner of Manipur
Authors: T. Inaobi Singh, Maibam Chourjit Singh, Chetan Maibam
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The objective of the present study was to analyse and differentiates the body composition between footballers and thang-ta practitioners of Manipur. On the view, the significance of the underlying variables like, Age, Height Weight, BMI, Kaj, Kcal, %fat, FM, FFM and TBW, were studied with the help of Body Composition Analyser (TBF-300, Tanita, Japan). Altogether 40 footballers and 40 thang-ta practitioners of Manipur were randomly selected for the present investigation by using Tanita body composition analyzer, which is based on bioelectrical impedance analysis method for a better understanding of body composition variables among the Footballers and Thang-Ta practitioners. The results of the present study reveals that age, height, BMI, FM, FFM and TBW variables were significant at p=0.05 probability level of significance. The presence of this pattern of significance is also observed between two groups’ e.i., Thang-Ta practitioners and Footballers. Based on the results, it can be concluded that both the study population have the similar body composition on BMR in Kaj& kcal. But the % of fat was having less by Thang-Ta practitioners than the footballers. The body composition of Footballers and Thang-Ta practitioners of Manipur was less value on % fat and BMR then the standardized recommended body fat for men athletes. Therefore, to have an optimal body composition is important for their fitness as well as to enhance their performance with the view to be prospective players.
Keywords: Body composition, BMI, Fat%, FM, FFM, TBW.