COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SIMULATED AND OFFICIAL BASKETBALL MATCHES ON SELECTED PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS
The purpose of this study was to compare the physiological responses between simulated and official basketball matches. The physiological parameters chosen were heart-rate measured by counting beats at the radial artery(beats/min), blood-pressure by sphygmomanometer(mm Hg), peak flow rate by peak flow meter (lit/min) and blood glucose level was measured by glucometer respectively. Five female basketball players of L.N.U.P.E. team were purposively selected as the subjects for study. The measurements of Physiological Variables were first taken in Simulated Matches during their practice session and then in Official Matches during their west zone inter-varsity competition. Pre data were collected after pre match warm-up and post after the end of match. The data collected in the different simulated and official basketball matches were analysed by ANCOVA for each variable separately. The results from ANCOVA showed significant differences for Heart-rate, Systolic blood pressure, and Blood Glucose level whereas no significant differences were found in Diastolic blood pressure and Peak flow rate between Simulated and Official Matches.The results of this study showed a greater magnitude of Heart-rate, Systolic blood pressure and Blood Glucose response after Official Matches as compared with that after Simulated Matches confirming the hypothesis that a real competition generates a greater response than a training condition.
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