Fitness Evaluation Tests for Competitive Sports

ISBN Number : 978-81-8488-820-1

Student Price : Rs.350

Student Dollar Price : 14$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2017

No. Of Pages : 258

Book Weight :400

About The Book

Sports performance is the central concept in competitive sports. Sport training aims at improving the performance of athletes. Knowledge of sports performance is therefore a starting point for talent selection, formulation of sports training schedule and its assessment and evaluation.

Theory of sports performance is a relatively new addition to the general and specific methods of training. The sports performance depends upon physical fitness, technique and tactics which are interrelated and interdependent. Physical, physiological, psychological and nutritional factors also affect performance. For proper control and regulation of the improvement of physical fitness components is needed. Performance evaluation is essential to grade the athlete. These tests form essential criteria for selection of sportspersons for various sports disciplines.

For Interpretation of sportsmen`s performance, several researchers have attempted and developed normative data. With the help of these norms or standards, one can easily assess the level of sprotsmen`s performance and categorize them accordingly. A number of physical fitness tests have been formulated in various countries but are hardly available in one literature. With the increasing involvement of youth in the area of sport there is a need for evaluation of physical performance so as to ascertain their suitability for training and future performance. Nutritional and health status are key factors influencing the performance. Besides physical fitness, mental and emotional stability in competitive sports is of dire importance.

Strength and conditioning professionals spend a great deal of time and effort trying to improve athletic performance. Coaches can evaluate each athlete by using the results of a vast battery of tests.


Book Content of Fitness Evaluation Tests for Competitive Sports
Part I : Introduction to Physical Fitness
Part II : Performance Evaluation
1. Performance Evaluation to Monitor Athletic Development
2. Aerobic Fitness
Part III : Performance Evaluation Tests
3. Aerobic

About The Author

Dr. Prajakta Nande is in the field of teaching since last 13 years and has extensive experience of teaching Food Science and Nutrition at post graduate level (Department of Home Science, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra). She received her Ph. D. in 2000 from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University in the area of Sports Nutrition with her doctoral work on energy balance studies among adolescent girls undergoing sports training. She received gold medals, awards and prizes for obtaining highest percentage of marks and for securing first position in merit list in B. Sc. And M. Sc. She is also guiding M. Sc., M. Phil. And Ph. D. research work. Number of research papers has been presented nationally and internationally. She is a life member of Nutrition Society of India, Indian Dietetic Association and Home Science Association of India.

Dr. Sabiha Vali is Professor and Head of post graduate department of Home Science, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra. She has been involved in teaching and research in the field of Food Science and Nutrition since 32 years. She has published 50 research papers in reputed national and international journals. She has extensive experience of research in the area of sports nutrition. She has to her credit 16 Ph. D. awarded under her supervision. She has coauthored a book on “Speaking of Diabetes and Diet”. She has authored several educational booklets on nutrition. She has served as a dean of Home Science faculty, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Presently she is a member of various statutory and non statutory bodies of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University.

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