Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Superior anthropometric, biomechanical, and psychological indices on kabbadi liver sports athlete performance – a case study: youth National (Kabbadi) team of Islamic Republic of Iran

Saeid Moghaddam Bagha, Fereshteh Golestaneh, Elahe Moein



The purpose of studies to explore the effect of prior selected anthropometric, biomechanical, psychological indexes on kabbadi sport athlete performance of youth national team of Iran. 100 youth Kabaddi players were selected from national Kabbadi athletes of Iran in 2012-2013. Subjects of the study. Their age ranged between 18 to 22 years.  Speed, agility, power, flexibility, background play, femur length, tibia length, the percentage of the body fat and BMI has been selected for this study. The results of study indicates that the average of these factors in national Kabbadi athletes of  Iran are, speed (7.07 sec), agility (9.63 sec), power (0.51 kg), flexibility (36.57 cm), background play(3 year), percentage of the body fat (12.94) and BMI (23.92 kg/m2). Among the mentioned variables, agility and background play have the most and the variable of flexibility has the less impact on players’ performance.


kabbadi, performance, anthropometric, biomechanical, psychological


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