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Vol. 50. Issue 186.
Pages 65-72 (April - June 2015)
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Vol. 50. Issue 186.
Pages 65-72 (April - June 2015)
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Anthropometric characteristics, body composition and somatotype by sport. Reference data from a high performance centre in San Cugat, 1989-2013
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Victoria Ponsa, Joan Rieraa, Pedro A. Galileaa, Franchek Drobnica, Montserrat Banquellsa, Olga Ruiza
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Abstract

Anthropometric techniques, when thoroughly administered, are repetitive, discriminant and sensitive methods to study changes in the body composition of athletes. This is the reason why these techniques are widely used in Sports Medicine. In this article, a summary is presented on the anthropometric analyses performed in the High Performance Centre (CAR) of Sant Cugat, Barcelona, during the last 24 years. Using all the data, a set of references tables have been obtained based on Yuhasz, Faulkner and Drinkwater anthropometric methods, Heath-Carter somatotyping, and the sum of 6 skinfolds. These tables may be used as a guide for clinicians familiar with these techniques, being representative of the national level of the sports studied.

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