Anthropometric Characteristic, Body Composition and Somatotype of Canadian Female Soccer Players
American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014, Pages: 14-18
Received: Dec. 2, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 12, 2014; Published: Jan. 27, 2015
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Anup Adhikari, Anthropometrica ,Toronto, Canada
Jady Nugent, A self employed Professional Dietician, Toronto, Canada
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Canadian female junior soccer players were evaluated for their anthropometrical characteristics including somatotype and body composition with a aim to evaluate with their international counterparts. 18 female soccer players with an average age of 16(±0.5) of a local club were assessed during their peak season time . Somatotype was assessed using Heath-Carter method and body composition ( Fat%) was assessed by surface anthropometry . Endomorphic mesomorph (3.0 ±0.8 ─ 3.9±0.8 ─2.58±1.0 ) body type was observed in average with an average 22.1(±3.1) % body fat. Average waist-hip ratio was 0.7 (±0.03) . Though BMI does not reflect the obesity precisely in athletic population, average BMI of the female soccer group was in normal range with an average value of 21.5 (±1.8) kg.m-2 .Thus the Canadian junior female soccer players possessed an average muscularity with slightly higher fat % compare to national level female athletes . The group needed more muscularity with less fattiness.
Soccer, Somatotype, Fat %, BMI, Anthropometry, Waist-Hip Ratio
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Anup Adhikari, Jady Nugent, Anthropometric Characteristic, Body Composition and Somatotype of Canadian Female Soccer Players, American Journal of Sports Science. Special Issue: Science & Soccer. Vol. 2, No. 6-1, 2014, pp. 14-18. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.s.2014020601.13
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