Chess Player Case Study

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NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS OF YOUNG CHESS PLAYERS
AIM: To analyse the nutritional status and physical fitness of chess players.

OBJECTIVE:
• To understand nutritional status of chess players
• To understand the physical activity level
• To assess physical fitness such as strength, flexibility, endurance
• To check body composition of chess players.

INTRODUCTION:
Chess is a game played with two players originated back in 6th century. Evolved in forms from there and still played, it remains one of the most popular games.
GAME PLAY:
Two players play the game- One player has the control of the white pieces, and the other player has the control of the black pieces. The player controlling the white pieces is often simply referred
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The common test used is “Sit and Reach”
Equipment:
• Measuring tape
• Floor Matt
Procedure:
• On the matt the tape is stick
• Participant must sit in a V-Position and bend in front and touch the hand on tape.
• Then it is marked till where he can stretch and reach.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS
Psychological tests are important to have an idea about the athletes own psychology that his attitude towards the life, game or self . intelligence, maturity and other prospectus that can affect athletes performance need to be monitored like some peer pressure , family problems etc. there are various test that can be performed like:
Ruler drop test:
From this a persons attention his reaction time to anything can be tested.
Equipment required:
• A ruler
Procedure:
• Two people sit opposite to each other
• One drops a ruler/scale and the one participating in test has to catch it soon
• Comparing it with norms its reaction time can be judged to be fast or slow.
Anxiety:
Anxiety can be usually seen in athletes and can even in non-athletes where they have work to complete or in athletes when they have a competition.
It can watch out by some signs like nervousness, sweating, chest pain, shortness of breath,

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