What Is “DEXA” And “YO-YO” Test? Check Full Information Here

On Sunday, BCCI holds the review meeting under BCCI Chief Roger Binny, secretary Jay Shah, and NCA head coach VVS Laxman. They have discussed the low performance of the Indian team in the presence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, head coach Rahul Dravid and chief selector Chetan Sharma.

After the meeting, BCCI decided to re-introduce the “Yo-Yo” and “DEXA” tests for the players before their selection in the National Cricket Team.

In this, we will take a close look at the “Yo-Yo” test and “DEXA” Test:-

What is the “Yo-Yo” Test?

Yo-Yo was a test of aerobic endurance fitness that involved running between markers placed 20 meters apart at increasing speeds.

What is Dexa Test?

Dexa, a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan, is a medical imaging test that uses X-ray technology to measure players’ mineral content and bone strength. It helps trainers measure the body fat percentage, lean muscle mass, water content, and bone density of the players.

Why are these tests required in sports?

Any sport like; cricket, football, or hockey. These sports results in more wear and tear on the bones and joints of players. It also requires high energy levels, so the bones or joints are very susceptible to injury. The test generally focuses on two areas of the body: the hip and the spine, and in some cases the forearm, which are most susceptible to getting a fracture in the body.

These tests will help in less fat means more muscle mass, which gives the player better strength, power, speed, agility, and less tension on the joints. It helps prevent back and knee injuries.

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