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Anthropometric, body composition and somatotype differences of Greek elite female basketball, volleyball and handball players
Auteur(s)
BAYIOS I. A. ; BERGELES N. K. ; APOSTOLIDIS N. G. ; ...
Résumé
Aim. The aims of the present study were: a) to determine the anthropometric profile, body composition and somatotype of elite Greek female basketball (B), volleyball (V) and handball (H) players, b) to compare the mean scores among sports and c) to detect possible differences in relation to competition level. Methods. A total of 518 female athletes, all members of the Greek first National League (Al and A2 division) in B, V and H sport teams participated in the present study. Twelve anthropometric measures required for the calculation of body composition indexes and somatotype components were obtained according to the established literature. Results. V athletes were the tallest (P<0.001) among the three groups of athletes, had the lowest values of body fat (P<0.001) and their somatotype was characterized as balanced endomorph (3.4-2.7-2.9). B athletes were taller (P<0.01) and leaner (P<0.001) than H players, with a somatotype characterized as mesomorph-endomorph (3.7-3.2-2.4). H athletes were the shortest of all (P<0.01), had the highest percentage of body fat (P<0.001) and their somatotype was mesomorph-endomorph (4.2-4.7-1.8). In comparison with their A2 counterparts the A1 division players were taller (P<0.001) and heavier (P<0.01), but at the same time leaner (P<0.001), and exhibited higher homogeneity in somatotype characteristics (P<0.05). Conclusion. Anthropometric, body composition and somatotype variables of Greek female elite teamball players varied among sports; se
Editeur
Minerva medica
Identifiant
ISSN : 0022-4707 CODEN : JMPFA3
Source
Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness A. 2006, vol. 46, n° 2, pp. 271-280 [10 pages] [bibl. : 44 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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