KhoKho: The Game Of Real Cheetahs
You can really feel that Cheetah that can go from zero to 125 kmph in three and
a half treads must have a very technological body. The cheetah is so built for
speed, it really can't do much else that is similar to what player of Kho-Kho is
somehow similar for its speed, agility, fast checks and dives at any instant of a
A cheetah's momentum starts with aerodynamics. Its slender body, small head,
flattened rib cage and long, thin legs minimize air resistance. It typically only
weighs about 125 pounds (56-58kg), so its muscles don't have that much weight
to carry. Whereas you can see that
Kho-Kho player has usually slim and athletic body structure and the skills they
practise like bend running to increase the reach, extreme stretching and dives
on toes develops similarity of cheetah body.
Large lungs and fast pumping of blood:
Everything about a cheetah contributes to its superb running skills. A
considerable, powerful heart pumps huge amounts of blood; large lungs and
nostrils allow for fast and deep air intake.
You can see that Kho-Kho player harmonized its body structure similar to
cheetah when he plays in the ground because of the skills, running on a regular
basis with top speeds build large lungs ( excessive breathing) and also powerful
and regular heart-pumping of blood during practice with time, Increase the
blood flow through the heart and develops healthy heart which helps him to
work him in the extreme situation of the match. (tough matches)
Sharp Eyes and a Flexible Spine.
A cheetah's eyes are extra long so they can get a quick, wide-angle view of their
surroundings even at top speed. It has an extra flexible spine that curves with
each stride, acting something like a spring for the back legs.
Of course, you can see in Kho-Kho that stretching of the body creates a strong
and flexible spine which provide better results during action game.
Also, one thing you feel that when player practises running sidewise by working
on the back and front eye movements parallelly and also during surprise
attacks in which defender is to be unaware that attacker is over it creates eye
movements so sharp just like a cheetah.
It's the stride, though, that makes most people gasp. The flexible spine,
combined with unique leg muscles that give a cheetah's legs incredibly broad
swing range, allow the animal to achieve a long stride It's more like abound at
that speed, completing up to three strides per second, with only one foot on
the ground at any time and several stages when feet don't touch the ground at all.
You can realize that long strides are practised by a player and also strong leg
muscles are developed as skills involved working on calf muscle and thigh
muscle usually that leads to wider strides and more grip when bare feet and
result of high energy in a body leads to dives on toes in a timeless manner. This
certain similarity somehow connects Kho-Kho player with Cheetah like speed,
agility, dives, grip etc.