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Construction and Development of Specific Physical Fitness Test and Norms For Male Medium Fast Bowlers of Central Zone |

Dr. Divya Darshan Sharma, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of this study was to construct specificphysical fitness test and norms for male medium fast bowlers of central zone.The subjects selected for the study were 100 National Level male fast bowlersfrom Central Zone. The age group of subjects ranging between 17 to 23 years. Inorder to select a specific fitness test items, first of all a list of selectedtest items was finalized by keeping in mind the relevance of measuring thephysical fitness of fast bowlers. A clear and systematic list of selected 21fitness items of eight specific variables that are closed to the performance offast bowlers  were drawn out. The eightvariables are strength, speed, aerobic fitness, anaerobic fitness, flexibility,agility, reaction time, balance and coordination. The data on selected testitems was collected from national level medium fast bowlers of gwalior, indore,jabalpur, bhopal, agra, allahbad, kanpur, lucknow, jaipur etc. Factor analysistechnique was used a tool to select  testitems out of 21 test items best suited to measure specific physical fitness ofmale medium fast bowlers which was serve as a comprehensive specific physicalfitness test. Ten test items were drawn from each factor having the highestloading to constitute a specific physical fitness test battery for nationallevel male medium fast bowlers of central zone. Norms were constructed by collectingdata on the ten test item of newly constructed specific physical fitnessbattery by using 150 male fast bowlers at national level from central zone. TheT-scale was used to prepare the norms for specific physical fitness test fornational level male medium fast bowlers at central zone.