A Comparative study of Hip Flexibility between Football and Basketball players of Nalgonda in the age group of 18 to 21 years

The purpose of the study was to find out the “Comparison of Hip flexibility between Football and Basketball players. An educated individual is physically fit, mentally alert, intellectually sharp, emotionally balanced and socially well adjusted, physical well-being is an important factor for an individual. The present concept of physical well-being is not only freedom from disease, but also enough strength, agoility, flexibility endurance and enough skill to meet the demands of daily life and sufficient reserve to withstand stress and strain. However educational planners and administrators have failed to give due importance to physical fitness in the educational programmers. Flexibility is one of the components of physical fitness and plays a major role in the efficient functioning of the body in day to day activities of the individuals. Flexibility is the basic prerequisite for a good execution of sports movements. Research work can be undertaken to explore the causes for better hip flexibility of basketball and football players. The same problem may be studied on large samples at different level and regions. More studies may be made to identify the involment of hip flexibility in various activity groups. A parallel study can also be done on different sports groups.

Key Words: Flexibility, Goniometry, stamina and co-ordination.

Author: M.A.Aleem

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