The Yo-Yo test and Dexa scan

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  • January 4, 2023
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Context: The BCCI recently announced the (re)introduction of the Yo-Yo Test and the introduction of Dexa scans for the purposes of selection to the team.

About Yo-Yo test:

  • The Yo-Yo test was first introduced to the Indian cricket team during Virat Kohli’s fitness-focused captaincy reign.
  • It is developed by Danish football physiologist Jens Bangsbo.
  • It is a maximal aerobic endurance fitness test, involving running between markers placed 20 metres apart, at increasing speeds, until exhaustion.
  • Players are given scores on the basis of how many levels they are able to clear.

About Dexa scans:

  • Dexa scans were recommended as far back in 2011 because of a significant increase in players’ workloads with the introduction of T20 cricket and professionalisation of the game.
  • Through Dexa tests, the trainers will be able to measure body fat percentage, lean muscle mass, water content and bone density.
  • It helps you understand where the fat is and whether the training methods are yielding the result.
  • They’re often used to help diagnose bone-related health problems, such as osteoporosis, or to assess the risk of getting them.

Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Question

Q.1) Consider the following statements in respect of the ICC World Test Championship:

  1. The finalists were decided by the number of matches they won.
  2. New Zealand was ranked ahead of England because it won more matches than England.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? (2021)

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Consider the following statement in respect of the 32nd Summer Olympics:

  1. The Official motto for this Olympics is ‘A New World’.
  2. Sport Climbing, Surfing Skateboarding, Karate and Baseball are included in this Olympics.

Which of the above statement is/are correct? (2021)

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements in respect of the Laureus World Sports Award which was instituted in the year 2000

  1. American golfer Tiger Woods was the first winner of this award.
  2. The award was received mostly by ‘Formula One players so far.
  3. Roger Federer received this maximum number of compared to others

Which of the above statement are correct? (2021)

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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