Fitness Profile among Malaysian Netball Players
Keywords:Netball players, fitness parameter, playing position
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
The purpose of the study was to determine the fitness performance among Malaysia top netball players, and to compare this study result with others studies or norm. The fitness variables measured were aerobic and anaerobic capacity, leg strength, agility, leg power and sprint ability. Besides that, this study was also carried out to determine whether there was any significant difference in these variables among netball players at different playing positions. A total of 52 Malaysian national netball players were chosen to be the subjects in this study. The 12-minute run, 8 x 35-metre runs, isokinetic leg strength test, SEMO agility test, and the 25-metre sprint test were used to measure the above fitness parameters. Malaysian netball players were reported to have lower aerobic and anaerobic capacity, leg strength, agility, and 25-metre sprint as compared to other countries' netball players. Nevertheless, Malaysian netball players were found to have better leg power and acceleration as compared to other countries' netball players. The center netball players were reported to be superior in V02 max, anaerobic, and agility tests, while the defenders were found to be superior in leg strength, leg power, and sprint tests.
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