European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 9 - Number 1
Eur J Anat, 9 (1): 17-22 (2005)

Kinanthropometric assessment of a football team over one season

Alburquerque F., Sanchez F., Prieto J.M., Lopez N., Santos M.

Department of Physics, Engineering and Medical Radiology, Virgen de la Concha Hospital, Zamora, Spain; Department of Human Anatomy and Histology, Virgen de la Concha Hospital, Zamora, Spain; Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery Unit, Virgen de la Concha Hospital, Zamora, Spain; Faculty of Medicine, University School of Nursing and Physiotherapy, University of Salamanca, 37007 Salamanca, Spain; E.U. de Enfermerķa y Fisioterapia, Campus Miguel de Unamuno, Avda. del Donante de Sangre s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain

ABSTRACT We studied the 23 components of the Zamora Football Club team, from the second division B of the Spanish football league, along one season. Seventeen anthropometric variables were studied, together with the percentage of fat according to the Carter formula and body composition (tetracompartmental model). Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was employed for comparisons among groups (p<0.05). In general, the team was found to show a suitable anthropometric development along the season. Both weight and the Body Mass Index decreased along the period studied. With the exception of the suprailiac fold, fat folds decreased as from the first measurement. Fat weight declined, as did its percentage, significant differences being observed between the measurements made at the end of the season and the previous measurements taken. A discrete increase in bone and muscle weight was observed.

Keywords: accuracy, adult, analysis of variance, anthropometry, article, athlete, body composition, body fat, body height, body mass, body weight, bone mass, calculation, compartment model, controlled study, correlation analysis, exercise, fitness, football, human, male, measurement, muscle mass, normal human, perimeter, physical activity, physical development, skinfold thickness, technique, training

European Journal of anatomy
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