Anthropometric and physiological changes in elite female water polo players during a training year

Marrin, Kelly and Bampouras, Theodoros (2008) Anthropometric and physiological changes in elite female water polo players during a training year. Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 75-83.

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Abstract

The aim of the current study was to monitor physiological and anthropometric characteristics of elite female water polo players within the periodized training year. Fourteen
subjects participated in the current study. However, only six subjects (Mean ± SD: Age 22.8 ± 3.7 years, Height 171.0 ± 10.8 cm, Body Mass 66.3 ± 4.7 kg) completed all sessions and thus were used for subsequent analyses. Subjects undertook testing in the general preparation, specific
preparation and competition phases, with the final session being during the peaking component of the competition phase. Laboratory-based physiological measurements comprised peak oxygen uptake, anaerobic power, leg power, strength and flexibility, while anthropometric measurements
included body fat percentage. Sport-specific tests involved the Multistage Swimming Shuttle Test (MSST) and the 30-second crossbar jumps. A repeated measures ANOVA revealed significant differences between testing sessions for body mass (F3,15 = 4.025, P = 0.028), body fat (F3,15 = 9.194, P = 0.001), MSST (F3,15 = 5.050, P = 0.017) and crossbar jumps (F2,10= 16.034, P = 0.001). No statistically significant differences were found for any other variables. The results of the study suggest that changes in anthropometric characteristics and performance parameters of elite female water polo players over a periodized training year occur with no changes in laboratory-based
physiological measurements.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences
Publisher: Sports Academy
ISSN: 1820-6301
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Additional Information: This article has been deposited with kind permission from the Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 13:30
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 16:45
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/121

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