Composición corporal y somatotipo por posición de juego en balonmano profesional masculino

(Body composition and somatotype in professional men's handball according to playing position)

A cross-sectional descriptive study was accomplished in 19 professional players from Valladolid Handball Club. Anthropometric measurements were performed according to standard protocol. Body fat and bone mass were estimated, and the somatotype was calculated. As results, the line players were significantly the heaviest players; the wings were lightest and the backs, with the line players, the tallest. Nevertheless, no significant differences in BMI were observed. Regarding the body composition, the line players showed the highest values of fat-mass. No differences in BMI were observed in the groups. With respect to the somatochart, the center backs and backs were in the central area; wings and line players showed an endomorph-mesomorph development, and goalkeepers were in the ecto- endomorph area. As conclusions, anthropometric variables, body composition data and the somatochart of the athletes evaluated confirm the basic morphological characteristics of the players for the position for which they are best suited.
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Subjects: anthropometry constitution body indices handball playing position (sport games) male
Notations: sport games biological and medical sciences
Tagging: Torhüter Torwart Somatotyp
DOI: 10.15366/rimcafd2018.69.006
Published in: International Journal of Medicine and Science of Physical Activity and Sport
Published: 2018
Volume: 18
Issue: 69
Pages: 91-102
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced