Biology of Sport
pISSN 0860-021X    eISSN 2083-1862
Archival Issues
Volume 34, 2017
Volume 33, 2016
Volume 32, 2015
Volume 31, 2014
Volume 30, 2013
Volume 29, 2012
Volume 28, 2011
Volume 27, 2010
Volume 26, 2009
Volume 25, 2008
Volume 24, 2007
Volume 23, 2006
Volume 22, 2005
Volume 21, 2004
Volume 20, 2003
Archival Issues 1984-1998
Search
Newsletter
Information for Authors
Special Information
 » 
Journal Abstract
 
EFFECT OF A COMPETITIVE SEASON ON ANTHROPOMETRY AND THREE-COMPARTMENT BODY COMPOSITION IN FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYERS
Chiara Milanese, Francesco Piscitelli, Chiara Lampis, Carlo Zancanaro
Biol Sport 2012; 29(3):199-204
ICID: 1003443
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 10.15
Abstract provided by Publisher
 
The objective of this work was to investigate the anthropometry and 3-compartment body composition characteristics of female team handball players preseason and postseason. Forty-three Caucasian female handball players were recruited for this study. Linear anthropometry, skinfold measurement, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were used to investigate body dimensions and composition (fat mass, lean mass, mineral mass) over an 8-month competitive season. A complete dataset (pre- and postseason) was available for 33 handball players. Repeated measure ANOVA showed no change in body mass, BMI, sum of eight skinfolds, and most body circumferences over the season. At the total body level, bone mineral content (BMC) significantly increased postseason (+1.64%, P<0.0001), lean mass was unchanged, and fat mass and % fat mass were slightly decreased (-2.24%, P=0.295; -0.4%, P=0.229, respectively). DXA regional analysis showed that mineral mass was exclusively accrued in the upper and lower limbs postseason (upper + 4.95%, lower +1.7%, P<0.0001 for both); lean mass increased in upper (+5.3%, P<0.0001) but not lower limbs, and fat mass did not change in either. When handball players were subdivided according to competitive level (elite/sub-elite) or playing position (goalkeeper, back, pivot, wing), no significant between-group difference was found postseason in circumferences, skinfolds, and body composition parameters. In conclusion, anthropometry of female handball players does not change significantly over the competitive season except for some fat redistribution; however, BMC increases in the limbs, and lean mass in upper limbs postseason. These findings are independent of competitive level (elite/sub-elite) and playing position. These results could serve as an important tool in the development of guidelines optimizing in-season training programmes for team handball.

ICID 1003443

DOI 10.5604/20831862.1003443
 
FULL TEXT 291 KB


Related articles
  • in IndexCopernicus™
         dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) [0 related records]
         body fat [3 related records]
         body lean mass [0 related records]
         bone mineral content [0 related records]
         competitive level [0 related records]
         playing position [0 related records]


  •  

    Copyright © Biology of Sport  2017
    Page created by Index Copernicus Ltd. All Rights reserved.