Authors : Ashish Shriram Chahare
Page Nos : 01-04
The Purpose of the study was to see the difference between hemoglobin levels of kabaddi players at different playing positions. To achieve the purpose of the present study researcher has selected 30 players of different playing position in kabaddi: 10 Raider, 10 Third and 10 Corner from various West Zone Inter University Kabaddi (Men) Tournament 2022-23. Subjects were selected by purposive sampling method. The age of the player were ranged between 20 to 25 years. Estimation of Hemoglobin was done with the help of Sahli’s haemoglobinometer. To see the difference between Raider, Third and Corner playing position kabaddi players in reference to level of hemoglobin One Way Analysis of Variance was applied. Result of the study revealed that there was significant difference in different level of hemoglobin of kabaddi players at different playing positions as obtained F-ratio was 5.482 which was higher than that of required tabulated ‘F’ value of 3.354 at 0.05 level of significance with (2,27) degree of freedom. Since the one-way analysis of variance was found to be significant in related to Hemoglobin, the least significant difference (L.S.D.) was applied to assess the paired means difference among kabaddi players at different playing positions in reference to level of hemoglobin. Post Hoc test revealed that significant difference was found between the means of raider and corner as well as third and corner as the mean difference of above two were greater than the critical differences. Insignificant difference was found between the means of raider and third, as the mean difference was less than the critical difference. The sequence of performance in all three groups was (14.4) raider > (14.2) third > (13.8) corner. Comparison amongst all the three playing positions in reference to hemoglobin level shows significant difference because the calculated ‘F’ ratio is 5.482 which were greater than tabulated ‘F’ value. While seeing the mean performance we get that the mean level of hemoglobin of raider (14.4) is significantly better than third (14.2) and corner (13.8). It may be attributed that raider posses a mesomorphic body type have high level of hemoglobin because hemoglobin is the combination of iron and protein present in blood carries oxygen from the respiratory organs to the rest of the body where it releases the oxygen to burn nutrients to provide energy to power the function of the organism. Hemoglobin is mainly depends on the balanced nutrition taken by an individual mesomorphic body type is also termed as athletic body type so athletes always prefer a well balanced diet contains a proper amount of carbohydrate, protein and iron as compared to endomorphic body types.