Anthropometric and physiological characteristics of elite female water polo players

Marrin, Kelly and Bampouras, Theodoros ORCID logo ORCID: (2007) Anthropometric and physiological characteristics of elite female water polo players. In: Marfell-Jones, Mike and Olds, Tim, (eds.) Kinanthropometry X: Proceedings of the 10th International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry Conference, Held in Conjunction with the 13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK, pp. 151-163. Full text not available from this repository.

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Water polo is a non-contact sport consisting of 4 periods of 8 minutes of actual playing time, separated by 2 minutes interval between periods and 5 minutes at half time. The intermittent nature of the game involves a combination of high and lower intensity bouts of activity and poses high physiological demands (Smith, 1998). More specifically, intense movements last between 7 and 14 seconds (Hohmann and Frase, 1992) and players' heart rate exceeds 80% of maximum for the majority of the game (Hollander et al., 1994). However, recent implementation of new rules has changed the duration of playing and rest, thus potentially altering the demands of the game.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415434706
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Health and Medical Sciences
Additional Information: Chapter six within book.
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