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|THE DIFFERENCES OF PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVELS BETWEEN POOR AND EXCESSIVE NUTRITIONAL STATUS|
|Nutritional Status, Physical Fitness, Health|
Objectives: This study aims at finding differences of physical fitness level based on nutritional status, namely poor and excessive nutritional status. Methods: It was a quantitative research with comparative approach. The sample was the male students of Faculty of Sport Science Universitas Negeri Padang in the aged of 20-23 which was divided into 2 groups. BMI (Body Mass Index) was measured before they were divided into group. After the BMI was measured, there were 20 samples were included into poor nutritional (underweight) status with BMI average status was 17.29 Kg/m2 and 14 people were in excessive nutritional (overweight) status with BMI average status was 26.42 Kg/m2. The data was analyzed by t independent sample test with different sample number. The nutritional status was measured through BMI (Body Mass Index) and Physical fitness was measured through 2400 meter test run. Results: The result of this study is there is a significant difference of Physical fitness between poor nutritional (underweight) status group and excessive nutritional (overweight) status group. It can be seen from tobserved = 2.35 > ttable = 1.69 at the level α = 0.05. Conclusion: Physical fitness is influenced by the nutritional status. Someone with good nutrition will probably have good physical fitness to. In other words, a good physical fitness needs good nutritional status.