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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.31 - 2012
ARTICLE – abstract

Role of fat mass and muscle mass on functional performance of elite Indian junior tennis players

Shibili Nuhmani1, BN Pati2, Abu Shaphe3
1Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty of Applied Health Science Jamia Hamdard University, India
2Rockland Hospital, New Delhi, India
3Department of Physiotherapy, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia


Objective of our study was to find out the correlation of fat mass and muscle mass with functional performance of elite Indian junior tennis players.
Material and Method. Setting: Tennis academies all over Delhi and National Capital Region. Subjects: 100 elite Indian junior tennis players.
 Measurement: The anthropometric data (fat mass and muscle mass) of each athlete has measured and has been correlated with all the three functional performance tests. Results and
Conclusion. Pearson's correlation test was used to correlate the anthropometric data and functional performance test results. The study result showed that there was positive correlation exists between muscle mass and the entire three functional performance tests. At the same time there is an inverse correlation exist between fat mass and functional performance.
Key words:

anthropometry, functional performance, junior tennis players

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Role of fat mass and muscle mass on functional performance of elite Indian junior tennis players

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