Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCH ON SPORT SCIENCE   WINTER 2006 , Volume 3 , Number 9; Page(s) 15 To 28.
 
Paper:  THE ASSESSMENT OF BODY COMPOSITION AND CARDIO RESPIRATORY FITNESS IN IRANIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND FORMULATION OF RELATED NATIONAL NORMS
 
Author(s):  RAJABI HAMID*
 
* TARBIAT MOALLEM UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess body compostion and cardio-respiratory fitness in whole Iranian university students and formulatenationalnorms.
Method: Sample was 2240 male and female of Iranian students aged between 19 and 25 from six great universities which were selected randomly. BMI, WHR, skin fold thickness in triceps area were measured. Percent body fat (skin fold method) and maximum oxygen consumption (step test) were also estimated.
Results: BMI for men and women were nearly the same 22.4±3.15 and 22.21±2.98 kg/m2 and WHR tor male and female were 0.83±0.05 and 0.75±0.05 respectively. Skin fold thickness in Triceps area for male and female were: 14.49±6.83 and 19.92±9.21 mm. Percent body fat in male was lower than female (15.22±6.47 and 18.13±6.40) also maximum Oxyten Consumption showed 48.47±:8.3 and 34.95±2.93 ml/kg-1/min-1 for male and female respectively.
Conclusion: The result of assessment revealed that the body composition of the majority of Iranian male and female students are in optimal condition with male being better condition. Further more, male are in better cardio respiratory fitness when compared to women. Thus, it appears that the rate of movement deprivation in women Iranian university students is higher than men. Due to several positive contribution of physical activity with health and proficiency, the result of this study emphasis on major concerns that must be placed upon.

 
Keyword(s): NATIONALNORM, BODY COMPOSTION, CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS, IRANIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
 
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