Dr. Kanwar Mandeep Singh
The purpose of the present study was to study the physical fitness of the rural and urban boys from Punjab. A total, of 60 young boys (30 rural and 30 urban) of 17 years age group were selected to participate in the study. All the boys were assessed for various physical fitness components. The explosive strength of the boys was assessed with the help of the standing broad jump and standing vertical jump. The speed ability was measured with the help of 30 m sprint (Flying Start). The endurance of the rural and urban boys was assessed with the help of an 800-meter run. The sit and reach test was used to assess the flexibility of the boys. The grip strength was measured with the help of a hand dynamometer. The medicine ball was used to measure the strength of arms among the young boys. The results reported that the rural boys had significantly better performance on speed (p<0.05), medicine ball put (p<0.05), endurance (p<0.05), standing broad jump (p<0.05) and grip strength of right hand (p<0.05) as compared to the urban boys. It can be concluded that the rural boys had better scores on physical fitness components as compared to urban boys.
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