Keywords : Body composition
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6173-6176
The purpose of present study to find out the difference between forwards and defenders in relation to their Body composition (bone mass, muscle mass and percentage of Fat) of male football players. A total of fifty male football players of age between 18-27 years were selected from Guru Nanak Dev University, Lovely Professional University, Punjabi University Patiala and Govt. College of Physical Education, Patiala through purposive sampling technique after that subjects were equally divided into two groups according to their playing position. The group first is Forwards and second is defenders. The age of the footballers was considered as per matriculation certificate and decimal age was calculated according to the method of Tanner et. al. (1969). The standardized anthropometric measurements were taken by using techniques of Weiner and Lourie (1969) to collect the data. The vertical stature (cms), Body weight (Kg), Hummers and Femur Biepicondyler (cms), wrist and Ankle Diameter (cms), forearm, upper arm, calf and thigh circumferences (cms), Triceps, Forearm, biceps, Suprailiac, subscapula, Supraspinale, calf and thigh skinfolds (mm). The Standardized tools were used to collect the data, i.e. anthropometry rod, weighing machine, sliding caliper and Harpenden skinfold caliper. Bone mass and muscle mass was intended by equations of Matiegka (1921) and Body density was intended equations of Durnin and Wommersly (1974) and percent fat through Brozek et al. (1963). The defenders have possessed greater bone mass, muscle mass and fat percentage as compared to forwards due to less running movement in defenders as compared to forwards.