Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016

SKELETAL MUSCLE MASS AMONG ACTIVE AND NONACTIVE COLLEGE GOING YOUTHS

Dinesh Kumar

Abstract

The amount of skeletal muscles the individual is having, the more physical fit, healthy, less amount of fat and chances of obesity one is having and can perform daily work with vigor. The present study was conducted to compare the amount of skeletal muscles between 100 active and non-active college going youth's 50 each, who were purposively selected from different professional courses of Lovely Professional University. The data was collected using OMRON Body composition monitor with scale Model HBF-362 and statistical analysis was done using descriptive and student's t-test. The result of the study revealed insignificant in skeletal muscle mass between active and non-active group rejecting the hypothesis of active group will be having higher muscle mass. It is worthwhile to study whether skeletal muscle mass having any relation to physical activity or it has more genetic influence and Is it alterable.

Keywords

Skeletal muscle mass, student's t-tests.

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