COMPARISON OF SELECTED PHYSICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY INDIVIDUALS OF EACH GENDER
Cem Sinan ASLAN1, Ziynet ÇINAR2
1Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksekokulu, Sivas
2Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Biyoistatistik Anabilim Dalı, Sivas
Keywords: Athlete, sedentary, leg strength, vertical jump, flexibility, anaerobic power
The purpose of this study was to compare selected physical and physiological characteristics of active or sedentary individuals of each gender. For 500 participants aged between 18-30 years; age, body height, body weight, flexibility, leg strength, vertical jump, and anaerobic power characteristics were determined. Groups were compared with each other through ANOVA, using the SPSS (v13.0) program for statistical analysis. Alpha level was set at 0.05 for statistical significance. As a result; except for flexibility, participants’ score ranking for all features was obtained as “active males > sedentary males > active females > sedentary females”. On the other hand, the average flexibility scores of active females and males were significantly higher than those of the sedentary individuals.