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Table 1 Comparison of health related fitness parameters between basketball and football players

From: Comparative study on skill and health related physical fitness characteristics between national basketball and football players in Sri Lanka

Heath related fitness variable Basketball players (Mean ± SD) Football players (Mean ± SD) p value
Fat percentage 11.61 ± 5.48 8.59 ± 4.15 0.019*
Cardiorespiratory fitness [VO2 max (ml/kg/min)] 50.6 ± 4.0 52.0 ± 4.0 0.181
Muscular endurance (Sit-ups per 1 min) 49.63 ± 6.77 46.40 ± 7.69 0.089
Muscular endurance (Push-ups per 1 min) 47.03 ± 14.78 37.77 ± 8.08 0.004*
Grip strength—left hand (kg) 42.59 ± 7.39 38.03 ± 5.92 0.011*
Grip strength—right hand (kg) 46.08 ± 6.83 39.54 ± 6.49 < 0.001*
Upper body muscle strength (kg) [1-RM bench press] 111.60 ± 64.09 119.10 ± 19.13 0.542
Lower body muscle strength (kg) [1-RM leg press] 219.46 ± 75.07 196.76 ± 30.03 0.13
Flexibility (cm) [Sit and reach test] 10.87 ± 5.31 12.73 ± 5.46 0.185
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. * Statistically significant