study of finding relationship between anaerobic fitness and physical
performance variables among athletes
Archna Sharma, Jitendra Kumar, J.S Sandhu
of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar, Punjab, India
The study was conducted to investigate the relationship between
physical performance and anaerobic fitness in athletic population.
Material and method: 75 healthy male athletes mean age;
height and weight (21.3±2.4 years, 172.6±5.8 cm
and 65.9±8.1 kg respectively) participated in the study.
Physical performance variables (vertical jump height; VJH and 15-m
sprint time; ST) and anaerobic power (absolute average anaerobic power;
AAAP, absolute peak anaerobic power; APAP, relative average anaerobic
power; RAAP, relative peak anaerobic power; RPAP) were measured.
Both for the overall athletic group (N-75) & with badminton and
cricket players there was highly positive correlation between VJH and
anaerobic power (AAAP, APAP, RAAP, RPAP). In basketball, the VJH showed
a positive correlation with AAAP, APAP and RPAP. Significant negative
correlation was found between the sprint time test and all the four
parameters of anaerobic fitness amongst badminton, cricket and overall
athletic group (N=75). 15-m sprint time showed negative correlation
with only peak anaerobic power among basketball & hockey
Conclusion: In conclusion, the VJH and 15-m ST were
significantly correlated with the anaerobic power in the overall
athletic group and depends upon the type of the energy system involved
and the sporting activity in those sports where it is used frequently
during the game.
physical performance, anaerobic power, vertical jump.