Keywords : Aerobic Power
STUDY OF AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC POWER IN MEDICAL STUDENTS INVOLVED IN VARIOUS SPORTS OF EASTERN REGION OF GUJARAT
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1479-1486
Introduction:-To balance a healthy way in life, sports are one of the most important social activity instruments to maintain our daily life. Physical activities of the individuals such as physical, social, mental and spiritual aspects that change certain rules are described in sports and sometimes performed individually or in teams. Maximum oxygen intake is a fundamental measure of the physiology of exercise. VO2 max and anaerobic power are known as the functional limitation of the cardiopulmonary system as well as the degree of aerobic fitness. VO2 max and anaerobic power is the maximum capacity of a person's body to transport and use oxygen during exercise, which indicates a person's physical fitness. Individuals with high cardiovascular function can generate more energy and perform better, such as athletes.
Aim and objective: To compare VO2 max and aerobic power in sportsmen and control groups.
Material and methods:Vo2 max (aerobic power) was calculated using the Astrands-Rhyming nomogram and Harward’s step technique. The present study was a cross-sectional study. 50 sportsmen were selected from a medical college. 50 sedentary medical students as a control in the age group of 18-25 years, who were playing that particular game for 3-5 years, were selected from the medical institute.
Result: VO2 max in sportsmen (4.48±0.31) lit/min was significantly higher than in the control group (3.29±0.29) lit/min and anaerobic power in sportsmen (1146.91±33.07) watts was higher than in the control group (994.41±27.43) watts.
Conclusion: Regular physical exercise like sporting activity improves cardio-respiratory fitness (Vo2 max and anaerobic power).